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WATT(!!!): A Musical Benefit at REVERSE

Oct 3, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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On Saturday, October 3rd, REVERSE will revisit the underground music scene of New York from the 70’s and 80’s by uncovering thousands of recovered records from the avant-garde jazz music label WATT and the experimental music scene of the time. Join us for this musical benefit eventWATT(!!!) where you’ll get free records from this awesome collection, enjoy an open bar and live performances by electronic artists Roberto LangeMPeach, DJCHIPOTLE and Offending Command.

Thanks to a generous donation from Karen Mantler, the daughter of Michael Mantler and Carla Bley, musicians and pioneers of independent artist-owned record labels, we recently came into possession of this large collection of records which includes a wide range of musicians such as Michael Mantler, Carla Bley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Dewey Redman, Don Cherry, Steve Swallow, Roswell Rudd and Gato Barbieri among others. Through various initiatives, like the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Association (JOCA), the New Music Distribution Service (NMDS) andWATT Records, Mantler and Bley were instrumental in promoting the idea of self-sufficiency and growth of the avant-garde music scene. We are thrilled to put this collection back out into circulation, in accordance with our mission to celebrate and nurture sound art and avant-garde music.

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd. Come celebrate the spirit of WATT, JOCA and NMDS. Explore the record collection and take some home with you. Listen to great musical performances, dance a bit and have a drink. General admission is $25 and includes a selection of free vinyl records and access to the open bar. For an additional $40 you’ll get an exclusive catalogue featuring cover artwork made by Keith Haring specially for NMDS in 1986. And since we are a non-profit organization your donations can even be tax-deductible.

Get your tickets here and help support REVERSE in its mission to create a space for experimental and innovate art.


Oct 3, 2015
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Reverse Artspace
28 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States


Andrea Wolf