Nels Cline in performance at Royce Hall, Los Angeles. Photo by Phinn Sriployrung.
Nels Cline. Photo by Nathan West.
Tim Berne with Oscar Noriega, Ches Smith, and Matt Mitchell at Avatar Studios. Photo by John Rogers, courtesy of Ars Nova Workshop.
Ars Nova Workshop (ANW) is a jazz and experimental music presenter. Since 2000, ANW has programmed over 700 events, often in unconventional settings. ANW has been the subject of several articles in the local and national press, including The New York Times, Spin Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, and in 2006, the organization received ASCAP’s Adventurous Programming Award. In 2014 with Center support, ANW presented the New Paths Festival, a citywide concert series that celebrated jazz artists in alternative sites, with performances by MacArthur Fellow Ken Vandermark, Milford Graves, and Peter Brötzmann. In 2017, ANW received Center support to present Lovers (for Philadelphia), a concert experience curated by composer and guitarist Nels Cline, inspired by Philadelphia’s rich musical history and an extension of Cline’s recent project Lovers.