Sorrow: A re-imagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony, by Colin Stetson
The popular New Sounds Live series returns to the Winter Garden this October! Curated by WNYC‘s John Schaefer, New Sounds offers dynamic music from artists, composers, and traditional musicians.
Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, spent a decade in San Francisco and Brooklyn honing his formidable talents as a horn player, eventually settling in Montreal in 2007. Over the years he has worked extensively live and in studio with a wide range of bands and musicians including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, TV On The Radio, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Bill Laswell, Evan Parker, The Chemical Brothers, Animal Collective, Hamid Drake, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, Fink, and David Gilmore.
October 6, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Installation: Oct. 6-13, Performances: Oct. 11-13
FREE TO ATTEND
Celebrating the release of his second solo album, The Gradual Progression (RVNG), percussionist Greg Fox employs new methods of externalizing his polyrhythmic virtuosity into non-physical realms. The seven pieces of The Gradual Progression activate spiritual states through physical means, Fox’s rigorous inner rhythms the mandalic vessel for unbound expression and arrangement.
With scenography by Tauba Auerbach, and opening sets by Laura Ortman and Michael Beharie & Teddy Rankin-Parker.
Tickets $20 General / $15 Members
Prolific, NYC born and bred drummer Greg Fox has a malleable style, rich with complex juxtaposition, wielding raw, concussive energy that plays off of his avant-garde instinct and creates a fluidity throughout any recording or performance he participates in. Fox has studied under Milford Graves, Thurman Braker, Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, and Guy Licata. Since 2007, he has played on and released 28 full-length studio albums, with his projects Guardian Alien and GDFX, as well as with Liturgy, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, and many more.
As DJs spin, the photobooth flashes and minglers mix, enjoy delicious selections from the Lobby Bar, which is run by our Michellin-star winning neighbors at The Breslin. To reserve seating for small groups, shoot them an email. General RSVP is not required, but does get you on our A-List mailer for the latest in bookings and event info.
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This fall at Knockdown Center, artist Azikiwe Mohammed stages a performative installation of his fictional thrift store, Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime. New Davonhaime – a location conceived by Mohammed – is an amalgamation of the names of the five most densely populated Black cities in America: New Orleans, Detroit, Jackson, Birmingham, and Savannah. Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime was created to serve as a safe space for Black and Brown people living in America. Knockdown Center’s galleries will be fully transformed into a thrift store that contains objects both created and found by Mohammed including tapestries, records, postcards, paintings, lamps, and books.
Mohammed will be on site daily performing as the thrift store owner, Jimmy, accepting donations from the public in the form of photographs to be added to Mohammed’s Black Community Family Albums, or audio-recorded memories that detail the first time participants realized they were Black. These recordings, called My First Time stories, will be compiled and turned into 12” records that are then added to the installation’s growing collection. Both living archives offer an intimate and nuanced portrait of Black lives both contemporary and past.
Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime also contains a music library that invites visitors to exchange music using Mohammed’s custom New Davonhaime flash drives with an emphasis on visitors dropping off their original compositions to be shared with other visitors.
Previous versions of Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaimehave shown at Spring/Break and No Longer Empty in 2016, and Knockdown Center’s culminating presentation of Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime will be its most extensive iteration yet.
Azikiwe Mohammed graduated from Bard College in 2005 where he studied photography and fine arts. Since then he has shown these things in galleries both nationally and internationally. In 2015 he received the Art Matters Grant, and in 2016 was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emmerging Artist Grant. He lives in New York and currently works at Mana Fine Arts as part of their mana BSMT program.
Friday September 8, 6:00-9:00pm
September 9 – October 29, 2017
A formation with alternating members, Guardian Alien materialises at donaufestival as a duo. Band founder and phenomenal drummer Greg Fox (Liturgy, Zs) and electronica and guitar commissary Alexandra Drewchin (Eartheater) merge into a freecore nucleus. Guardian Alien smelts trance elements, Kraut diddle-daddle, and cosmic noises into tribal hell rides with a tick for improvisation. With his customary precision, Fox releases a steaming rataplan of drums, which is shaped by the echoes of Drewchin’s minnesong voice.
Cited more than once by the New York Times as one of the most vital interpretations of Terry Riley’s 1964 masterwork in recent memory, Darmstadt’s annual birthday concert has become a time-honored tradition. Now in it’s 12th year, Darmstadt presents an ensemble featuring Elliot Sharp, Petr Kotik, Pauline and Conrad Harris, David Grubbs, Laura Ortman, + more! See list of performers below.
Darmstadt is the new music series led by composers Nick Hallett and Zach Layton, presenting seminal works throughout the history of experimental music, including masterpieces by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Lucier, and Anthony Braxton.
Proceeds to benefit The New York Immigration Coalition
Eli Spindel • Jeanann Dara • Pauline Kim Harris • Conrad Harris • Justin Kantor • David Handler • Laura Ortman • MV Carbon • Dana Lyn
David Grubbs • Elliott Sharp • Zach Layton • James Ilgenfritz
Evan Rapport • Sam Kulik • Peter Gordon • Ben Neil • Petr Kotik • Josh Rubin • Peter Hess • Peter Zummo
Daisy Press • Nick Hallett • Katie Eastburn • Aroof Aftab • Gabrielle Herbst
Emily Manzo • Matt Mottel • Michael Century
Jason Cady, pedal steel
Bradford Reed, electronics
Mia Theodoratus, harp
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $20 / $25
Day of Show: $25 / $30
The Kitchen presents Raúl De Nieves and Colin Self's The Fool, a chamber opera scored in four acts for chorus and string ensemble. The Fool is an allegorical journey drawing an ante-narrative around time, beauty, communion, and mortality. The Fool is the spirit in search of experience. The Fool is both the beginning and the end, neither and otherwise, betwixt and between. The Fool is a story. Starring Colin Self as the Old Woman, Raúl De Nieves as The Fool and the Dog, Alexandra Drewchin as the Child, and Mehron Abdollmohammadi as the Mother. Organized by Matthew Lyons.
Raúl De Nieves and Colin Self: The Fool is made possible with endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and Marta Heflin Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Fool was developed over the course of 2014 as a part of Raúl De Nieves' year-long residency in ISSUE Project Room's Artist-in-Residence program which culminated in a premiere of the work at ISSUE as The Fool (Elation V), part of Colin Self's six-part Elation series.
SFD (Colin Stetson, Greg Fox, Trevor Dunn)
Greg Fox - drums / Colin Stetson - saxophones / Trevor Dunn - bass
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A selection Stuart’s body of solo works, as well as excerpts from evening-length performances.
Thursday, January 5, 8:30 PM
Friday, January 6, 10 PM
Saturday, January 7, 7PM
Abrons Playhouse | $20
HAUNTED HOUSE with Phantom Creep Theatre LIVE, Max Roseglass & Adam Fithers’s KISSING BOOTH, Gregory Stovetop’s LAND OF 1000 SCARECROWS, Stephanie García’s SCREAMING HORSES, Gary Balaban’s CINEMA OF SIN, Joseph Jagos’s DUNKING BOOTH OF BLOOD, Andy NotAnimal’s CANDY APPLES, Kara Kinsey’s TAROT, Alana Amram’s WITCH HUT & SPIDER DEN, Jenn Warren’s BALES OF HAUNTED HAY
7pm to 11pm
MONSTER MASH: live bands perform in costume as their favorite musicians
with Rocky Horror Picture Show Time Warp Dance Contest!!
DJ Jonathan Toubin & Josh Styles spinning haunted 45s
Demon Go-Go Dancers
Live bands impersonating: 45 Grave, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Bobby Pickett, Christian Death, The Cramps, The Damned, Danzig, Dio, King Diamond, Lord Sutch, The Mummies, Ray Parker Junior, Roky Erickson, Screamin Jay, Siouxsie, Slayer, Type O Negative
$10! OR 20 WITH NO COSTUME
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$10. L to Grand. Doors at 8pm. No BYOB, please. All ages.
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Drummer polymath Greg Fox kicks off Moogfest’s durational series. His drumming performance is accompanied by immersive live visuals, presented by Undervolt & Co. Whether behind a conventional kit or a hybridized electro-acoustic drum setup, Fox’s swarming blast beats and hypnotic polyrhythms ride the cutting-edge. Exploring rhythm’s preverbal language through pure musical athleticism, Fox stretches the possibilities of drumming in the information age.
Visuals by Andrew Benson.
Thursday, May 19, 2:00pm: Greg Fox: Durational Sound Installation Greg Fox
Saturday, May 21, 1:00pm: Sensory Percussion and The Future of Drumming Tlacael Esparza • Greg Fox • Instrument Innovators
Greg Fox is among many other things a drummer from New York City. Born in 1985, he has studied under Thurman Barker (Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor), Marvin “Bugalu” Smith (Sun Ra, Archie Shepp), and Guy Licata (Bill Laswell, Dr. Israel, Apsci), and currently is a sometimes-student of the legendary Milford Graves. Working as a solo artist and in collaboration with many various musicians and projects over the past ten years (among them Liturgy, Guardian Alien, PC Worship, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, Dan Deacon, and Teeth Mountain), Fox’s drumming conveys raw, concussive energy, reminiscent of Bonham or Moon in their heyday, while his avant-garde instinct communicates complexity and fluidity. Fox’s eclectic discography (over 40 records at the time of this being written) is probably due to the duality of his nature. He demeanor is both relaxed and intense. His playing is calculated, yet free-form. In short, Fox is an enigma—a force of percussive nature.
Perfect Wave is hosting a very special night of music and performance featuring Somos Monstros (performance/musical duo of Raúl De Nieves and Erik Zajaceskowski), Guardian Alien (performance/musical project of Greg Fox and Alexandra Drewchin) and solo performance from Ka Baird (Sapropelic Pycnic). Opening the evening will be The New York Review of Cocksucking, the duo of Michael Foster and Richard Kamerman.
The New York Review of Cocksucking
w Perfect Wave DJs going until 2 AM
$8 in advance $10 at door
3/29 with ZS
3/30 with J.R. Bohannon / Greg Fox Duo
| Market Hotel |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
JMZ-Myrtle Bway, | 8pm | $17+ | all ages
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First installment of Dan Friel and Christopher Weingarten's series at Trans-Pecos. Five soloists set up throughout the venue play back-to-back 20-minute sets.
DJ sets by DJ @1000TimesYes before and after.
$10 / 9pm / all ages
Fire Over Heaven
Season II, Episode 1
Dorji / Ismaily / Fox Trio
The Outpost, 1665 Norman St. in Ridgewood,
$10 ~ all door money goes to the musicians
Noise Quartet feat.
Shahzad Ismaily - Bass (ceramic dog)
Greg Saunier - drums (Deerhoof)
Ofir Ganon - guitar
Greg Fox - drums (Liturgy)
| Trans-Pecos |
915 Wyckoff Ave @ Weirfield | Ridgewood, Queens
L-Halsey, LM-Myrtle Wyckoff | 8pm | $10 | all ages
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