The Onus with special guest Todd Marcus gives a concert as part of its residency at Amherst College. The Onus features Darryl Harper (clarinet/leader), Matthew Parrish (bass), and Harry “Butch” Reed (drums). The ensemble has been together for over 20 years and has garnered recognitions for best album of the year for two of its releases. Its 2012 album, The Edenfred Files (Hipnotic), was featured on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross. The band is joined by award-winning bass clarinetist/composer Todd Marcus. Part of the Embodied Knowledge Colloquium led by Harper and visual artist Sonya Clark.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
9:00 pm
Amherst College
Marsh House
81 Lessey Street
Amherst, MA

"Blues for Jerry" - The Edenfred Files

Embodied Knowledge Colloquium at Amherst College

Th Feb 1
Henry Drewal, “Come to Your Senses: Arts of the Yoruba” – a presentation by African Arts Historian Henry Drewal on the multi-sensory experience of arts in West Africa, 1:00 p.m., Arms 212

Tu Feb 20
Regina Carter, “Hair Bow Anthems” – a short performance by acclaimed violinist Regina Carter on visual artist Sonya Clark’s “Hair Bows,” bows for violin re-haired with human hair. The performance is followed by conversation with Carter, Clark and Darryl Harper, 1:00 p.m. Mead Art Museum

Th Mar 1
Todd Marcus, “On These Streets: Music and Community Activism”– a discussion with the artist on his new CD release On These Streets, inspired by his west Baltimore neighborhood and the civil unrest that happened there following the death of community member Freddie Gray, 1:00 p.m., Arms 212

Th Mar 1
The Onus with special guest Todd Marcus – a concert by Darryl’s 20-year trio featuring bass clarinetist/composer Todd Marcus, 9:00 p.m., Marsh Arts House

Tu Mar 27
Jen Bervin, “Silk Poems” – a presentation by the artist on her long-form poem presented both as a book and as an implantable biosensor made from liquefied silk, 1:00 p.m., Arms 212

Th Apr 5
Anthems and Monuments – performances by Darryl and Freddie Bryant of “Anthem for Unity” and by Sonya Clark of “Unraveling” followed by a conversation with the artists, 1:00 p.m., Mead Art Museum