No Longer Showing.
Pioneering composer Harold Budd returns to The Kitchen and presents new music and poetry with keyboardist Bradford Ellis and artist Jane Maru, featuring verse from Budd’s seventh book of poetry, titled Aurora Tears (Heavenly Monkey Press).
During the 40 years since Pavilion of Dreams, the first of his three groundbreaking collaborations with Brian Eno, Budd has recorded more than 40 albums, traversing a wide range of colors and sounds, from lush synthesized melodies and haunting string quartets to spare and beautiful compositions defined by his “soft pedal” piano style. Budd’s music eludes classification, though it has been described as “like the Southwest desert landscapes of his youth, possessing a thin veneer of serenity, yet masking a mood that is dark and dangerous.”
Bradford Ellis is a composer/arranger/keyboardist/producer who has performed with many avant-garde ensembles, and has orchestrated and performed on numerous motion picture and television soundtracks.
Jane Maru is a textile artist and illustrator who has spent many years exploring her craft in the silent, open spaces of the Mojave Desert.
Organized by Tim Griffin as part of the continuing exhibition “From Minimalism into Algorithm.”
December 15, 8pm
This event is sold out. A waiting list will start at 7pm - IN PERSON - in front of The Kitchen building. The list will be cut off at 30 people. We will begin calling names from the wait list at 7:55pm. You may be sitting on the floor. We hope to be able to get as many people in as we can, but there are no guarantees. Please understand we have a small house and space is very limited.
Synth Nights: Harold Budd 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, 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.
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