Radio Imagination

Star Choir


Radio Imagination

Star Choir



October 1, 2016


Levitt Pavilion

85 E Holly Street

Pasadena, CA




Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade will collaborate with local singers to create a live multimedia musical performance based on texts drawn from Octavia E. Butler’s novels and archive.

The event will take place at Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena’s Memorial Park and coincide with the opening of exhibition Radio Imagination at Armory Center for the Arts. There will be 2 performances, each 20 minutes in length. The first will be at 8 pm, and the second at 8:40 pm.

This event is part of Clockshop’s Radio Imagination, a series of programs and artist commissions exploring the legacy of Octavia E. Butler.

Known for their collaboration with Jade Gordon in the Los Angeles-based My Barbarian, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade also produce work as a duo, exploring the emotional resonance of song. Working with large casts of artists, musicians, and community groups, Gaines and Alexandro have created performances for the New Museum, Studio Museum, P.S.1 MoMA, The Kitchen, and Recess in New York, at Fluxnight, Atlanta, and other institutions and festivals. As My Barbarian, Gaines and Segade were 2012 Creative Capital Fellows, and their work was presented at the Whitney Biennial, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco).

Image: Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade