Event

Synth Nights: Harold Budd

Harold Budd Event Cooling Filter

Archived Event

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
Tickets $20

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.

The Kitchen Blog

Pikkadon Photo Web

From the Archives: Dancing in the Kitchen

Dec 09 2019

“From the Archives” is a series that spotlights The Kitchen’s history. As a complement to our Archive website, these posts offer focused reflections on the artists, exhibitions, events, and institutional practices that have defined and shaped The Kitchen since its founding in 1971. Thi...Read On

17momsbed

In Conversation with Lauren Bakst

Dec 03 2019

Lauren Bakst is a New York City-based artist and writer working through performance. Her work draws from the materials and relationships of her life to contend with the conditions of intimacy, desire, and affect. She has been in residence through The Kitchen at Queenslab in Ridgewood since the en...Read On

1987 Protest Municipal Building Blog

The Kitchen L.A.B.: Regeneration Continues

Nov 27 2019

By virtue of its yearlong format, The Kitchen’s L.A.B. series creates opportunities for sustained, collective thinking around a single term of importance to art in dialogue with broader culture. Across these monthly events, we iteratively consider how shifts in our language are necessary for our ...Read On

Read More on The Kitchen's Blog