Episode 2: Distance
Frieze’s Autumn Listening Sessions are hosted by the poet, performer, jazz archivist and frieze columnist Harmony Holiday and poet, cultural theorist and 2020 MacArthur Fellow Fred Moten. From their living rooms in LA and New York, respectively, the pair continue a longstanding, free-flowing exchange of words, records and reflections.
For the second episode in their three-part series, Fred & Harmony will play and discuss music and poetry that creates space.
Episode 2 Track List
Kendrick Lamar Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst
Sam Cooke Nearer to Thee (Live recording at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, 1955)
Stevie Wonder Seems So Long
Luther Vandross Never Too Much
Bela Fleck, Oumou Sangaré Ah Ndiya
Caetano Veloso and Edith Oliveira Sugar Cane Fields Forever
Aquele Abraço Gilberto Gil
Jimmy Holiday Hollywood
Marlena Shaw So Far Away
Terry Callier Just My Imagination
Gwendolyn Brooks The Near-Johannesburg Boy (Live reading, c.2000)
Listen to Harmony & Fred's 'Distance' playlist here
Read Sean Burns on some key takeaways from Fred & Harmony's discussion of music that makes space.
Episode 3 will take place on Thursday 17 Dec (registration to follow)
The full recording of Episode 1: Quietness, from 22 October 2020, is available to view HERE.