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The Glenn Branca Ensemble: The Third Ascension

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No Longer Showing.

The Kitchen welcomes back Glenn Branca to The Kitchen after more than twenty years for the premiere of The Third Ascension, a new work for guitar, bass, and drums conducted by Branca. This piece is the latest development of Branca’s influential 1981 work The Ascension, in which he experiments with resonances generated by alternate tunings for multiple electric guitars. Reworked from a recent iteration as part of the Bang on a Can marathon, this performance features Reg Bloor and Arad Evans on guitar and Owen Weaver on drums. These shows will be recorded live for a subsequent album release.

Conductor: Glenn Branca
Guitars: Reg Bloor, Arad Evans, Brendon Randall-Myers, Luke Schwartz
Bass: Greg McMullen
Drums: Owen Weaver

February 23 at 7pm and 9pm, February 24 at 8pm
Tickets $20

Online tickets for this show are currently sold out. A waiting list for all shows will begin one hour before showtime, in person at the box office the night of the performance.


Limited-Edition Print and Poster in Conjunction with The Glenn Branca Ensemble: The Third Ascension by Richard Prince

On the occasion of performances by The Glenn Branca Ensemble: The Third Ascension, Richard Prince created this limited edition print and poster. Proceeds from the sale of these limited-edition works will support artists whose groundbreaking, genre-defying work appears at The Kitchen throughout the year. Print courtesy of Richard Prince, print editioning by KARMA.

Prince Branca Print

PRINT:
Richard Prince
Untitled, 2016
Print image: Richard Prince, Untitled (Jawbone),
2013-2015, painted bronze.
C-gloss print, unframed
18 x 12 inches, including a .25 inch handling border
Edition of 100, signed by Richard Prince
$200 + tax
SOLD OUT

Prince Branca Poster

POSTER:
Richard Prince
Untitled, 2016
Poster image: Richard Prince, Untitled (Jawbone),
2013-2015, painted bronze.
70 lb White Ultra Smooth Text (uncoated), unframed
36 x 20 inches
Edition of 100
$20 + tax
STILL AVAILABLE

A limited number of posters signed by Richard Prince are available for $75 + tax
SOLD OUT

Posters and prints will be sold in the order inquiries are received. We cannot guarantee a particular number within the run for the prints. Once purchased, works can be picked up at The Kitchen during normal business hours. If the work is to be shipped, you will be charged an additional fee for shipping and handling.

For more information, please contact Katy Dammers at katy@thekitchen.org or by calling 212-255-5793 ext. 21 between the hours of 12 and 6pm, Monday through Thursday.


The Third Ascension 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, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and National Endowment for the Arts. The Smoke (Guitar Concerto for Arad Evans) was commissioned by members and friends of The Glenn Branca Ensemble and made possible by The Silent Barn.

Photo: Glenn Branca

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