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Generate Music

Generate Music is a new body of work exploring the ties between Black and Jewish Americans.


presented by

PRISM Quartet

curated by

PRISM Quartet & Helen Haynes

world premiere concerts

June 8, 2024: World Café Live, Philadelphia
June 9, 2024: Roulette, Brooklyn

music by

Yotam Haber, David Krakauer, Myra Melford, Diane Monroe, Ursula Rucker, Tyshawn Sorey, Susan Watts, Fred Wesley


PRISM Quartet (saxophones), David Gilmore (guitar), David Krakauer (klezmer clarinet), Diane Monroe (violin), Reuben Rogers (bass), Ursula Rucker (vocals, poetry), Tyshawn Sorey (drums, percussion), Susan Watts (trumpet, vocals)

panel discussions

May 28, 2024: Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia

May 30, 2024: Charles L. Blockson Afro American Collection, Temple University, Philadelphia

radio broadcast and record release

2025: Broadcast on WWFM and record release on XAS Records