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September 11, 2019 7:00PM


The Moon Represents My Heart Concert Series presents Treesearch


Founded in 1980, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street will continue to be a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, while striving to be a model among interactive museums.


Tickets are $15 and include one free drink at cash bar and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!

Join us for the The Moon Represents My Heart concert series, a reflection of the current exhibition which focuses on the transformative power of music and identity. Tonight, we present Treesearch and will feature music from their forthcoming album, Know More Knowledge. The music of Treesearch, like its namesake, is dark, gnarly, and continually looking for its roots. Treesearch consists of violinist Keir GoGwilt and bassist Kyle Motl, who have been described as "formidable performers" (New York Times) praised for their "evocative sound" (London Jazz News), "finger-busting virtuosity" (San Diego Union Tribune), and "protean delights" (Free Jazz Blog). Individually they have performed internationally as soloists with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Chinese National Symphony, at festivals including Spoleto, Santiago a Mil, Luminato, PS 122 COIL, Subtropics biannual, and the Festival Internacional de Música Experimental, with composers Carolyn Chen and Tan Dun, and with experimental jazz luminaries including Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis, Wadada Leo Smith, Jim Black, and Nicole Mitchell. Their playing has been featured on recordings released by Tzadik, Clean Feed, NoBusiness, and FMR. Additionally, Keir will discuss the ways in which his identity as a half-Chinese, half-Scottish American, has come to affect his wide-ranging musical interests, including his collaborations with Kyle Motl as Treesearch. Together they will discuss some of their influences, as well as the inspiration they draw from the material and spiritual properties of their instruments, both made from wood.

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The Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013