Konjur Collective / Luke Stewart

Date: March 3, 2024
Time: 7pm

Doors 7pm, music 8pm

Full dinner menu available

Seating first-come, first served

Astral Spirits & Cow Arts present,  live in the back room


Celebrating 5 years of Music For Upright Bass & Amplifier Vol 1

Luke Stewart is a musician, performer, improviser-composer, organizer, and writer-researcher whose work represents a deep reverence for the history and tradition of Creative Music: a tradition which encompasses the diverse styles of expression within the body of Black Music in the United States, Africa, and throughout the world. Stewart’s regular ensembles include Irreversible Entanglements, SILT Trio, Exposure Quintet, and the experimental rock duo Blacks’ Myths; he also performs regularly in numerous collaborations.

In his Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier and Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol 1 and Vol 2 (Astral Spirits, 2018, 2021, 2022), Stewart explores real-time harmonic and melodic possibilities, as well as the intersection of the acoustic and the electronic—the relationship between wood and electricity. He uses the resonant qualities of the bass and one or more amplifiers to create reverberations from the plucking of strings, his bow, and moving the instrument itself back and forth in space. Website


Existence is vibration, movement in a constant state of flux. Rhythm is the joyful translation of this phenomena and the tangible yet intangible pulse of that which allows all things to be. The collective experience of this pulse allows us to experience freedom. With that said, rhythm created with an intention of liberation holds radical possibilities. It’s within this context that Konjur Collective seeks to make music. Drawing from musical sensibilities throughout the African Diaspora, Konjur Collective articulates the past, present , and future of Black expression Website