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Futureman | Silverman

Guest Artists

Tracy Silverman’s groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin synthesizes his eclectic background in classical, rock, jazz and world music into a genre-bending performance of stylistic breadth and emotional depth. Equally eclectic is his longtime musical partner, renowned composer, innovator and five-time GRAMMY-winning percussionist Roy “Futureman” Wooten, of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.

Together they present arrangements of electric violin works written for Silverman by John Adams, Terry Riley, Kenji Bunch, Nico Muhly, and Silverman himself, as well as original compositions and a few “de-rangements” of Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Bach and others.

Tracy and Roy create musical threads that are woven together in real time in a kind of musical dance. They build upon each others' strengths, with empathy, respect, and delight to create a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. 

Roy and Tracy will join the Project Design Lab for a workshop exploring their creative process to inform and inspire our project designs.

“Inspiring. Silverman is in a class of his own.”


“Fleet agility with wailing hints of Jimi Hendrix.”



Futureman | Silverman
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