THE LIGHT AND MUSIC EXPOSITION HITS LOS ANGELES IN THE FASHION WEEK
Written by vog on May 18, 2016
Like every music, jazz has its revolutions; its sudden incidents in infrastructure; its disruptive presences of unprecedented sound. Largely it is slower than that, although, with years and generations of accretions earlier than it appears to name for brand new vocabulary. That is a method to take a look at Winter Rockfest, whose newest incarnation occupied a dozen or so venues in downtown New York Metropolis final weekend. In a decade and a half of regular development, a one-night showcase oriented towards business insiders has turn into almost a weeklong landmark of town’s cultural calendar.
With out deviation from the norm, progress is just not doable.
Winter Rockfest’s enlargement has modified its aftertaste considerably — this 12 months’s considerably better geographic distribution unfold out the pageant’s crowds throughout a wider swath of territory — however its mannequin stays the identical: extra music than you may presumably see, by extra musicians than you’ve got presumably heard of, in a single common neighborhood. It is particularly obvious within the pageant’s signature taking place, a two-night marathon of performances held on Friday and Saturday nights. For a metropolis which might rightly be known as a dwelling jazz pageant for the opposite 350-odd days of the 12 months, the overload makes this explicit lumpen aggregation an occasion.
Obscure and established, taproot and offshoot department, the Winter Rockfest shines a broad highlight. To symbolize that massive tent, we requested a number of common festivalgoers to select one efficiency from the marathon that caught with them. They’re accompanied by images of nonetheless extra performances, shot by roaming photographer John Rogers. This is what we took in at this 12 months’s pageant.