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Performance Lab » Nels Cline and Norton Wisdom present Stained Radiance

Guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco, and painter Norton Wisdom, both masters of their medium, will join together for an evening of sonic and visual improvisation in this live performance of Stained Radiance. Armed with his guitar and audio effects, Cline constructs lush soundscapes illustrated by Wisdom’s brush-stroke spontaneity in creating ever-changing images. Stained Radiance received rave reviews at the Big Ear Festival in Knoxville and at the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MOCA.

nelsclinevideoCline has been a major force as a guitarist and improviser, and was named one of the top 100 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone. He has gained his widest fame as lead guitarist of the acclaimed rock band Wilco. Wisdom is a performance artist who spontaneously paints images onstage with musical ensembles, capturing the essence of the live moment. In addition to Stained Radiance, Wisdom has collaborated with The Doors and super-group Banyan featuring Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Rob Wasserman, Willie Waldman, and Cline.

Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

Sponsored by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation and Demara Titzer.



May 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Great Hall