Analog/Dialog: BOMB Spring Party Featuring JJJJerome Ellis
- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tuesday April 04, 2023
- Atrium | Ace Hotel Brooklyn
- 252 Schermerhorn St.
Analog/Dialog: BOMB Spring Party Featuring JJJJerome Ellis
Continuing with the ANALOG / DIALOG Series join us for a performance by *JJJJJerome Ellis. A multidisciplinary artist and writer, Ellis researches relationships among Blackness, disabled speech, divinity, nature, sound, and time.
Ellis will play improvised music using saxophone, electronics, and hammered dulcimer. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Mikaal Sulaiman .
Join us after the program for a wine reception with cash bar in the Garden.
BOMB subscribers will receive two drink tickets to use throughout the evening.
6:30PM – Doors open – Access from outdoor staircase and via the hotel’s event elevator
7:30PM – Performance followed by Q&A – The Atrium at Ace Hotel Brooklyn
8:30-10pm – Wine reception – The Garden at Ace Hotel Brooklyn
*The artist has an ongoing practice of spelling his name JJJJJerome Ellis in certain circumstances. He does this because the word he stutters is most frequently his name.
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JJJJerome Ellis is a multidisciplinary artist whose oeuvre spans music, literature, and storytelling performances. In 2021, he released The Clearing as a book with Wendy’s Subway, and as an album co-produced by Northern Spy/NNA Tapes and the Poetry Project. The Clearing, which began as an essay Ellis wrote in 2020, intertwines his personal experiences— including a recording of a Barnes & Noble employee hanging up on him because of the pause created by his stutter—with his accounts of how slaves used music to resist subjection. Ellis incorporates this narrative with melodic loops of the saxophone, flute, piano, hammered dulcimer, synthesizers, and programming, and throughout he treats his stutter as an instrument to seek the liberatory possibilities of music against hegemonic regimes of time, speech, and sound.
Mikaal Sulaiman is a Tony award nominated multi-disciplinary artist who works across film, tv, and theatre. Mikaal is a writer, director, sound designer, and composer.
As a writer, he is currently in a writer’s room on a new episodic show for A24/Amazon created by Ramy Youssef. He most recently collaborated with his older brother, Amir Sulaiman, on a short film called Laying Flowers.:.Setting Fires for which he was the Creative Director and Editor.
As a theatre deviser he and his brother, Amir, have recently been commissioned to create an original project for the Perelman Center (PAC) in Lower Manhattan, he also received the prestigious Creative Capital Award in 2022 as well as the CTG Sherwood Award in 2021 for his original piece, Project Black Plague that he is currently developing. He has received artist residencies at Mercury Store in Brooklyn, Space on Ryder Farm in Upstate New York, UCross Foundation in Wyoming, as well as VoxFest at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
As a sound designer and composer he has worked on award winning productions that include: Fat Ham (Broadway), Death of a Salesman (Broadway), Cost of Living (Broadway), Macbeth (Broadway), Thoughts of a Colored Man (Broadway), Sanctuary City (New York Theatre Workshop), Rags Parkland (Ars Nova), Fairview (Soho Rep) *Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, and Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova), among others. His nominations include the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Bay Area Theatre Critics, and Audelco Award. He received the 2023 Obie Award, 2022 and 2019 Henry Hewes Design Award for excellence in Sound Design.
Mikaal is currently the Head of the MFA Sound Design Concentration at The Yale School of Drama.
He attended the University of the Arts receiving a BFA and later studied the Jacques Lecoq approach to avant-garde theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts.
Black Enso, is a podcast that Mikaal hosts and can be found on most podcast platforms.
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