Opus 17A, a music CD, is a work for double bass that the artist composed immediately after finishing Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983. It was first performed at the opening of Darboven's exhibition at Dia on Wednesday, May 1, 1996.
What distinguishes Jason Moran from his peers is his scope and ambition. A riveting pianist, Moran is also a conceptualist, dedicated to expanding the jazz tradition by incorporating aspects of contemporary musical culture, be it hip-hop, new music, or any of the disparate points between. On Artist in Residence Moran makes daring use of spoken-word samples and arresting rhythms, among other devices, to set off his highly personal pianism.