--the sword and the neck--

"the sword and the neck" is a 3 movement piece that pays tribute to Ghassan Kanafani, palestinian writer, journalist and freedom fighter. the piece is based on a famous interview Kanafani gave to the BBC, where he dismantles the colonialist rhetoric about the need for "dialogue". the piece is mostly improvised, but its structured around across South America, the US, and Palestine, my three main cultural references. in "the sword and the neck", i'm usually joined by my compadre Juan David Figueroa, Colombian visual artist based in NY. he is a master in his craft.

see below some parts of "the sword and the neck", recorded at Bedstuy Arthouse, in Brooklyn NY, June 2022.