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A Silent Birthday Wish To John Cage

Friday, September 06, 2013

A Park Slope wine shop had an especially clever birthday wish for avant-garde composer John Cage, who would've turned 101 yesterday.

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Art in Public: Stuart Davis on Abstract Art and the WPA, 1939

Friday, February 15, 2013

WNYC
Stuart Davis doesn't waste time with small talk or being nice to Republicans.
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ISSUE Project Room Appoints New Chief

Friday, October 22, 2010

In founding the ISSUE Project Room in a former East Village garage in 2001, the late Suzanne Fiol aimed to cultivate a “Carnegie Hall for the avant-garde.”

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Gig Alert: Annie Gosfield Chamber Works

Friday, August 27, 2010

The avant-gardist composer presents an evening of her adventurous music Friday at the Stone. Download an excerpt from her spare yet raucous piece "Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers."

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Gig Alert: Tom Hamilton, id m theft able and Al Margolis

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This trio of electronic experimentalists perform tonight at the Stone. Download the surreal spoken word track "He Can't Take You With Him."

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Gig Alerts: Ivo Perelman, Daniel Levin and Andrew Cyrille

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The avant-gardist trio continue their three-evening run at Roulette tonight. Download the knotty piece "Pig Latin."

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Gig Alerts: Carl Stone

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The electronic experimentalist makes his debut at the Stone tonight. Download his erie track "Acid Folk 1."

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Gig Alerts: The Nels Cline Singers

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The guitar wizard performs with his free jazz-rock outfit tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Download the trio's fiery track "Floored."

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GIg Alerts: duYun

Monday, June 28, 2010

The acclaimed classical composer (normally known as Du Yun) shows of her experimental electronic side tonight at Cornelia Street Cafe. Download her eerie track "Miranda" featuring cellist Matt Haimovitz.

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Gig Alerts: Erik Friedlander's Broken Arm Trio with Doug Wamble

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Downtown cellist Erik Friedlander will debut new music with his Broken Arm Trio and slide guitarist Doug Wamble tonight at the Stone. Download his playful track "Pretty Penny."

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Gig Alerts: Figeater

Monday, April 26, 2010

This wild, experimental, genre-hopping group will be playing tonight at Zebulon. Download their maniacal track "Crazy Lady."

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Gig Alerts: Jeremiah Cymerman

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This experimental composer and performer will be appearing in a showcase for the Porter Records label tonight at Issue Project Room. Download his ominous original piece "Act 1."

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Gig Alerts: Mountains

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Download the title track from this ambient duo's latest album. Mountains performs at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday night as part of the Unsound Festival.

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Gig Alerts: Nymph

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

This Brooklyn band is playing at John Zorn's East Village venue The Stone on Tuesday night. Download their trippy track "Snow Song" for free.

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Gig Alerts: Okkyung Lee and Peter Evans

Monday, February 08, 2010

Download this frenetic excerpt from their live performance in Wels, Australia.

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Gig Alerts: Phyllis Chen and Johannes Moser

Monday, February 01, 2010

Download the vibrant Phyllis Chen track, "Mirabella a tarantella for solo toy piano."

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Gig Alerts: Lucky Dragons

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Lucky Dragons
"Power Melody"
Playing at: Zebulon
(258 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg)
Get: Tickets Donation after show | Directions

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