Patti Smith & Tree Laboratory Live

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Jesse Paris Smith, Lenny Kaye, and Patti Smith in The Greene Space

Songwriter, singer, poet, memoirist, artist, icon Patti Smith performs in WNYC's The Greene Space. In a program of songs and poetry coordinated by her daughter Jesse Paris Smith, Patti Smith performs with Tree Laboratory (Jesse Paris Smith and Eric Hoegemeyer) and her long-time collaborator guitarist Lenny Kaye. They titled the event "Mixing Memory and Desire: An Evening of Music, Poetry, Sound, and Remembrance," celebrating the "chaos and transformation of spring."

Tree Laboratory also presents their own set of nature-inspired compositions for an intriguing array of synthesizers, grand piano, and mallet instruments made of glass and stone. Plus they accompany Patti Smith's recitations of texts by Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Smith herself, and other poets, as well as several of Smith's powerful songs. David Garland presents these highlights from the April 23rd performance. Watch video of the full hour-and-a-half-long event below.

Patti Smith & Tree Laboratory Live in The Greene Space