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Seth Parker Woods and Spencer Topel

Iced Bodies

A melting obsidian ice cello takes centerstage in this performance installation.

RSVP Opens January

About this Performance

An iconic performance art piece from the 1970s is reimagined for today with Iced Bodies. An ice cello dyed black and embedded with electronics is played by Seth Parker Woods and translated into sound by composer Spencer Topel, paying tribute to an avant-garde past while reflecting on the black bodies lost to mental illness and violence in the African American community.

Power to the People is presented in collaboration with the California African American Museum. Additional partners include American Cinematheque, A Noise Within, and Power California.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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Power to the People! festival

From subversive statements to songs of solidarity, music has always had a role to play in the movements that shift attitudes and shape nations. Join curators Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock in a celebration of the music that moves mountains. We invite you to join the conversation.

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