In Performance Part 2: Solo Work | Ars Nova Workshop
Menu Close Donate
Mondays with Milford

In Performance Part 2: Solo Work

November 23–December 6, 2020

Milford Graves “In Performance” provides a glimpse into the artist’s prolific career in experimental instrumentation. The program offers an eclectic mix of footage consisting of individual performances and collaborative projects that Graves initiated over the years. Part 2 of the series highlights his solo work.

Cover: Milford Graves in his Queens home. Photo by George Etheredge (New York Times).
November 23–December 6, 2020


  • Screening

Program Info

All Ages

Sponsored by

Major support for Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Joseph Robert Foundation.



Presented by

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal, organized and presented by Ars Nova Workshop and Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (ICA).

In Performance Part 2: Solo Work
Screening Program

  • Fukushima in Jazz Vol 42: Milford Graves, Mototeru Takagi, Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, Kazutoki Umezu, and Toshinori Kondo (1977)
    Private VHS tape
    Runtime: 1:44:04
  • V. Bey Tape 2: Milford Graves Solo (date unknown)
    Private VHS tape
    Runtime: 21:20
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam concert in the Netherlands (2018)
    Digital video, color, sound
    Runtime: 24:43
    Courtesy of Jef Mertens Taping Policies
September 28, 2020 – January 24, 2021

Mondays with Milford

  • Screening
  • Series

Mondays with Milford

Bi-weekly screenings of rare digital footage from Milford Graves’s archives, along with additional video selections and dialogues that contextualize Graves’s practice.