"Coates has become one of the most influential black intellectuals of his generation, joining predecessors including Ms. [Toni] Morrison, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Dr. Cornel West."The New York Times
Directed by Dr. Sarah Gibson, the UC Santa Barbara Ensemble for Contemporary Music will present "Finding Your Place" on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6 pm as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. Including thirteen world premieres of compositions written specifically for ECM's fabulous performers by UCSB's student composers, each composer and performer responds musically to the theme of "Place" in their collaborative solo work.
"Sweeping, provocative and personal... [Hannah-Jones] seeks to place the enslavement of Africans at the center of America’s story, prompting public conversation about the nation’s founding and evolution." – Pulitzer Prizes