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Bushwick Open Studio Music and Art, June 6
Jun 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $0
On Saturday, June 6, Pine Box Rock Shop, Spread Art, and thingNY are presenting the Grattan Street Performance Block Party. For the third year in a row, Grattan St. will be filled with performance art, installations, live music, gallery trucks, and more. Grattan St. will be closed off between Bogart St. and Morgan Ave. from noon to 6pm. There will be performances and installations curated by Spread Art, music curated by thingNY, and of course cool refreshments at the Pine Box Rock Shop!
Here’s info specifically about the music part of the event:
Venue: Grattan Street Performance Block Party, Grattan Street between Bogart St and Morgan Ave, in front of Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, Brooklyn, NY 11206 – L train to Morgan Ave, B60 bus to Morgan Av/Thames St or Morgan Av/Harrison Pl)
Saturday, June 6, whole event 12-6pm but music only 12:30-5pm, half hour sets starting at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30
Free and open to the public
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592304147715110/
Pine Box Rock Shop phone: 718-366-6311
Pine Box Rock Shop web: http://pineboxrockshop.com
thingNY web: http://thingNY.com
Spread Art web: http://spreadart.org
Music curated by thingNY
12:30pm: Oxygen Ensemble
Oxygen Ensemble is a collective of musicians currently based in Detroit, led by bassist Thomas Bell (of Spread Art). The ensemble takes an improvised collective composition approach to its music heavily steeped in the traditions of Funk, Free-Jazz, & the Avant-Garde. The music is based on rhythm, spontaneous composition and group improvisation.
1:30pm: Jeffrey Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust
Jeffrey Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust is a fifteen-minute soundscape, performed using violin and the software Ableton Live, which flows like shifting sands through a glittering sonic desert. Jeffrey will perform his piece alongside mini_005, a short intense piece by fellow thingNY member Paul Pinto for speaking violinist and retuned violin. Jeffrey recently performed both pieces on a 13-show solo tour of the western US. He specializes in experimental, rock, and classical music and is a native Brooklynite.
2:30pm New Thread Quartet
New Thread Quartet hits the Bushwick streets with Daniel Wohl’s Microfluctuations in Plainchant, for saxophone quartet and electronics, and Luke Schwartz’s Open Link in New Tab, a 20-minute exploration of texture and improvisation, with Geoff Landman, Kristen McKeon, Erin Rogers, and Zach Herchen on saxophones, and special guest Luke Schwartz, electric guitar. NewThread Quartet is committed to the creation and performance of impactful new works for the saxophone, commissioning and performing composers in New York City and beyond.
3:30pm: Naked Roots Conducive
Naked Roots Conducive is an experimental and classically driven musical duo whose eclectic style bridges the gap between the traditional and wildly original. The duo combines virtuosic strings, alluring vocals, and freakish dramatics into an enticing and mesmerizing performance. NRC is the musical and performative collaboration between violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne. The two combine their unique compositional styles and intriguing theatrics in an intricate classical odyssey thickened by vocal harmonies and extended instrumental techniques.
From its humble beginnings as an experimental trio in the now defunct Cafe Orwell in Bushwick, through an acclaimed debut album on Skirl Records and an award winning music video, acoustic/electronic hybrid CACAW is anything but predictable. Combining synthesizers and beats with a downtown experimental aesthetic, CACAW weaves musical stories through an exciting live performance. Keyboardist Landon Knoblock (Twintapes) commands an arsenal of analog synths. He’s joined by drummer Jeff Davis (Overseas) and saxophonist Oscar Noriega (Snakeoil, Endangered Blood).
Contact: Jeffrey Young, 718-938-4248