Burnt Sugar Residency at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

Burnt Sugar is ecstatic to be taking part in a residency at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.

Hallwalls Presents Burnt Sugar
Hallwalls Presents Burnt Sugar

“The residency will culminate in two evenings of music – the first night will feature music generated from Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris’ Conduction system for collective improvisation. The second night will feature the groups’ repertoire of re-invented sonic resources culled from the depths of James Brown, Miles Davis, David Bowie, Sun Ra, Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, Melvin Van Peebles and beyond. Our city will be transformed as the Burnt Sugar Mothership lands in Buffalo for a rare cosmic convergence with the Outer Spaceways…”

Friday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Open Rehearsal
Ninth Ward, Babeville
$10 general, $8 students/seniors, $6 members

Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Asbury Hall, Babeville
$18 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $12 members

Special pricing for both nights:
$25 general, $20 students/seniors, $15 members

Burnt Sugar Arkestra: The Hallwalls version
Greg Tate (conduction, electric guitar)
Mikel Banks (vocals, freak-a-phone)
Shelley Nicole (vocals)
Lewis ‘Flip’ Barnes Jr. (trumpet)
V. Jeffrey Smith (tenor saxophone)
‘Moist’ Paula Henderson (baritone saxophone)
Ben Tyree (electric guitar)
Bruce Mack (keyboards)
Jared Michael Nickerson (electric bass)
Chris Eddleton (drums)

A Hallwalls Artist in Residence Project
Hallwalls Artist-in-Residence Project (HARP) is a successful multidisciplinary artists residency program, which is funded in most years (with the exceptions of 1996–97, 1997–98, and 2004–05) by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; in most years by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (for visual & media artists); and from 2008 to 2010 by the Nimoy Foundation (for visual & media artists). Some musicians in residence since 2010 (Roscoe Mitchell in 2010, Wadada Leo Smith in 2012) have been supported in addition or solely by the Jazz Presenting Program of Chamber Music America (CMA). The goal of the project is to support invited artists through professional stipends, materials and fabrication budgets, workspace, access to equipment and technical support, public presentations of their work in solo exhibitions, site-specific installations, screenings, and concerts, and interaction with local artists and communities through collaboration, lectures, master classes, workshops, and in-school residencies.


A. To provide a center for contemporary art.

B. To recognize and serve a vital community artistic presence which is global in its outlook, challenging in its ideas, pluralistic in its concerns, and diverse in its expression. Hallwalls’ twofold mission is to serve artists by supporting the creation and presentation of new work in the visual, media, performing, and literary arts, and to serve the public by making these works available to audiences. We are dedicated in particular to work by artists which challenges and extends the traditional boundaries of the various art forms, and which is critically engaged with current issues in the arts and–through the arts–in society. Finally, we believe that the right of freedom of expression for artists, and for free access to their works by interested individuals, must be protected as a fundamental and necessary condition of our mission.

This Hallwalls Artist in Residence Project (HARP) is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).