Music by Ben Patterson

Oct. 1, Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave., 8pm; $20 | PWYC

American composer Ben Patterson passed away in 2016 at 82. He was a founding member of the Fluxus movement in the early 1960s, working in New York City and Europe. Patterson had close ties to Canada: He was a virtuoso Classical string bassist but, being African-American, could not find work in America in the 1950s; thus he became a member of the Halifax Symphony Orchestra 1956-57 and the Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra 1959-60. Array Artistic Director, Martin Arnold, will perform a selection of Patterson’s solo works.