On Wednesday, April 23, Spinning On Air presents a special event in the Greene Space, "Mixing Memory and Desire: An Evening of Music, Poetry, Sound, and Remembrance," with Jesse Paris Smith, Eric Hoegemeyer, and Patti Smith. Songwriter, singer, memoirist Patti Smith is a passionate poet, and passionate about poetry. Jesse Paris Smith (Patti's daughter) and Eric Hoegemeyer have a musical project they call Tree Laboratory, which blends electronics, piano, and mallet instruments made of glass and stone. All three musicians will be collaborating on April 23 in honor of Poetry Month.
The event is sold out, but will be broadcast on Spinning On Air April 27. In this program David Garland presents some highlights of past work by Patti Smith and Tree Laboratory, to give some idea of what their Greene Space performance might be like. Also featured in this hour is "The Forester," an extended piece by Norwegian singer and composer Susanna with Ensemble neoN.