Hammons, High Level of Cats, 1998
Close Hammons, High Level of Cats, 1998. Photo : Aurélien Mole
June 9

Opening concert : Famoudou Don Moye

This June, the Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection presents a series of concerts, contrasting several artistic generations. Linked to David Hammons’s work, exhibited in Gallery 2, the museum’s cultural programme will pay homage to the artist’s relationship with free jazz, inaugurating a programme steeped in the social history of African American music from the 1970s to the present. In this context, the New York label Blank Forms invites the American jazz musician and percussionist Famoudou Don Moye, a longstanding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, for an inaugural concert on the Auditorium stage.


Famoudou Don Moye

Percussionist and drummer Famoudou Don Moye (b. Donald Moye, Jr. in 1946) is a career-long disciple of African American, African, and Caribbean rhythmic techniques best known for his ongoing fifty-year tenure as the pulse-bearer behind avant-garde jazz trailblazers, the Art Ensemble of Chicago.


Blank Forms

Founded in 2016, Blank Forms is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists working in a range of time-based and interdisciplinary art practices, including experimental music, performance, dance, and sound art. They aim to establish new frameworks to preserve, nurture, and present to broad audiences the work of historic and emerging artists, with curatorial support, residencies, commissions, and publications.