• Black Spirituals. Photo: Per-Otto Oppi Christiansen.

  • Black Spirituals. Photo: Naiyla Bikmurzina.

  • PC Muñoz. Photo: Alexander Winter.

Full: Vernaculars

Programmed by Sean Carson

Electro-acoustic duo Black Spirituals (Zachary James Watkins on guitar and electronics, Marshall Trammell on percussion) creates new, elemental narratives in unexplored realms, forging their own solo and duo vernacular. This interdisciplinary, Oakland-based unit has been gathering experiences on the road in Europe and North America, responding to the particular acoustics of each space, performing the stories of their individual temperaments and of their dynamic relationship. Black Spirituals fuses essential Creative Music lineages with the most foundational motivation: the human need for music itself.

In addition, we welcome back PC Muñoz, percussionist and composer extraordinaire, whose genre-defying projects are stylistically broad and deep. This time around, the sonic explorer brings his latest project: a trio playing a heady mix of funk, poetry, and jazz.

As part of tonight’s Full event, a local poet is reading her work. It’s happening somewhere in the BAMPFA building, but we aren’t going to tell you where – think of it as a literary scavenger hunt. Farnoosh Fathi is the author of Great Guns (Canarium, 2013), the editor of The Collected Poems of Joan Murray (NYRB, 2017), and the founder of YALDA: The Young Artists Language and Devotional Alliance, a literary intensive and chapbook publishing program for young women authors ages 12 to 19. She lives in New York City and in the Granny Cloud.