Cooper-Moore is an instrument builder/designer based in New York City whose music is informed by the avant-jazz and improvised-music communities he has regularly performed in since the early 1970s. Yet his music is also deeply rooted in the gospel, blues, and bluegrass traditions from his upbringing in rural, segregated Virginia. As part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival, his solo performance will feature handcrafted instruments constructed from found and repurposed materials including the diddley-bow, three-string fretless banjo, and mouth bow.
Sonified Sustainability Festival
The Sonified Sustainability Festival celebrates ecological music and arts through a series of programs during Earth Week at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and other locations on the University of Illinois campus.