New Frequencies at McColl Center

“Here, the future of art is on display.” That’s what Charlotte Magazine declared when it selected New Frequencies at McColl Center as the Best New Arts Programming in Charlotte in 2016.

New Frequencies at McColl Center showcased innovative and exciting performances from today’s most adventurous creators and acclaimed artists. From 2014 to 2017, the series curated cutting-edge music, film, literature, and dance by luminaries such as musicians Lonnie Holley, Frode Gjerstad, Paal Nilssen-Love, Mac McCaughan, Mary Lattimore, Helado Negro, Ken Vandermark, and Rob Mazurek; filmmakers Jem Cohen, Lewis Klahr, George Kuchar, Pat O’Neill, and Guy Maddin; and writers John Darnielle, Ben Marcus, Sandra Beasley, Robert Lopez, and Samuel Ligon.

MUSIC

Helado Negro / Saturday, October 20, 2017

Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley Duo / Friday, May 12, 2017

Mary Lattimore & Mac McCaughan / Thursday, April 20, 2017

Noveller / Thursday, March 2, 2017

Lonnie Holley / Saturday, February 4, 2017

Battle Trance w/ Jacob Wick / Monday, September 12, 2016

Ghost Trees Big Band w/ Josh Berman + Keefe Jackson / Friday, June 10, 2016

Trio Red Space (Tim Daisy, Mars Williams, Jeb Bishop) w/ Ghost Trees / Friday, April 22, 2016

Ben Goldberg’s Invisible Guy / Tuesday Feburary 9, 2016

Erb Baker Rosaly Trio w/ Ghost Trees / Friday, October 9, 2015

Rob Mazurek’s Black Cube São Paulo w/ Ghost Trees / Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Der Wawawa w/ Ghost Trees / Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Frode Gjerstad + Paal Nilssen-Love w/ Ghost Trees / Saturday, November 15, 2014

FILM

Lewis Klahr’s Sixty Six / Friday, October 14, 2016

George Kuchar: Short Films / Friday, May 20, 2016

Peter Thompson: Films / Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Stephanie Barbour’s Daredevils / Friday, February 26, 2016

Jem Cohen: Short Films / Friday, December 11, 2015

Pat O’Neill: Short Films / Friday, June 12, 2015

Janie Geiser: Short Films / Friday, May 22, 2015

Guy Maddin: Short Films / Friday, March 27, 2015

LITERATURE

John Darnielle / Thursday, March 30, 2017

Robert Lopez + Samuel Ligon: Reading + Book Signing / Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sandra Beasley: Poetry Reading / Friday, June 3, 2016

Ben Marcus: Reading + Book Signing / Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (presented by Central Piedmont Community College’s Sensoria Festival)

DANCE

Chance Encounters / Friday, November 18, 2016 + Saturday, November 19, 2016

Du Yufang Butoh w/ Triptych Collective / Friday, March 4, 2016 + Saturday, March 5, 2016

New Frequencies at McColl Center was curated and produced by Amy Bagwell, Brent Bagwell, Armando Bellmas, Jeff Jackson, Brad Thomas, and Ross Wilbanks.