Posted in music | tour dates on April 23, 2013

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Apparently it's NYC Outdoor Free Show Announce Day. Following Hudson River Rocks, Seaport Music Festival and 4Knots updates comes the 2013 River to River Festival line-up. This year's fest runs from June 15 - July 14 and includes music, dance, theater, visual art, film and "unique participatory experiences" across a number of outdoor stages. Among this years' free events:

The annual Bang on a Can Marathon which happens on 6/16 at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts and features Bang on a Can All-Stars, Asphalt Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Talk Normal, Talea, Shara Worden, Yungchen Llamo, and more.

Laurie Anderson will perform two nights at Rockefeller Park on June 18 & 19 with guests Gerry Leonard, Doug Wieselman, Eyvind Kang and others TBA.

Ecstatic Summer 2013 which happens at Brookfield Place Plaza on June 29 & 30. Members of Bon Iver, Mantra Percussion, the National, yMusic, Plastic Ono Band and more will perform commissioned works by Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Dave Douglas, Susie Ibarra and Seth Olinsky.

So Percussion and Joshua Light Show team up on July 13 at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

The legendary Leon Russell will perform at Rockefeller Park on July 10.

There's also a presentation of of Foetus frontman JG Thirlwell's "cinema for the ears" album, Manorexia: Dinoflagellate Bloom at Tribeca Cinemas on July 11.

Again, all River to River events are free and open to the public. The entire 2013 line-up is listed, with details, below...

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CARABALLO-FARMAN THE SIGNS OF PARADISE Jun 15-Jul 14, 8am-10pm daily The Battery Tags: Visual Art, Public Installation

Since 1886, the Statue of Liberty has invited immigrants from across the world to seek out their own piece of worldly paradise here in the United States. Today, each of the 50 states has its own town called "Paradise." With this installation, celebrated artist caraballo-farman offers visitors to Battery Park directions and distances to each of the 50 Paradises within eye-shot of Lady Liberty.

FLUID: CONSTRUCT
Jun 15-Jul 14, 8am-6pm weekdays
One Liberty Plaza, Lobby
Commissioned by Arts Brookfield
Tags: Visual Art, Public Installation

Recently, water has played a prominent role in the political and cultural dialogue of New York City. The artists in Fluid: Construct--David Baskin, Jason Head, Wyatt Nash and Emily Sartor --explore this relationship through their work to reveal its complex and interconnected nature, utilizing color and scale to make objects that keenly observe and comment on our ever-changing urban landscape. On display Jun 3-Aug 2. Curated by Tom Kotik.

BANG ON A CAN
MARATHON
Jun 16, 1-10pm
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street
Co-presented with Pace University
Tags: Music

The Bang on a Can Marathon is a non-stop, nine-hour super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the globe. Experience an astonishing range of musical styles including contemporary sounds, fresh voices and an unmatched diversity of performances all in one place. This year's marathon includes compositions by Hans Abrahamsen, Derek Bermel, Jeffrey Brooks, Caleb Burhans, Peter Evans, Michael Gordon, John King, David Lang, Lukas Ligeti, Annea Lockwood, Nico Muhly, Tamar Muskal, Angélica Negron, Charlie Piper, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe, Shara Worden, Tatsuya Yoshida, Tom Ze and many more. Performers include Alarm Will Sound, Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Maya Beiser with the Provenance Project Band, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Le Cabaret Contemporain, David Cossin & Ben Reimer, Peter Evans, Monica Germino, Hotel Elefant, Yungchen Llamo & Anton Batagov, NYU Steel Pan Ensemble, NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Talk Normal, TILT Brass and Shara Worden, with more to be announced.

THIRD RAIL PROJECTS
ROADSIDE ATTRACTION
Open Rehearsals: Jun 16-22, 6:30-8:30pm
Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey Street
Performances: Jun 23-26 at 12pm & 1pm (15 min.), Jun 27 at 1pm & 7pm (60 min.)
Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey Street
Performances: Jul 1 & 2 at 12:30pm (60 min.)
One New York Plaza
Commissioned by Arts Brookfield
Tags: Dance

Created by Bessie Award-winning Third Rail Projects, Roadside Attraction is a new work housed in and around a 1977 Coleman pop-up camper that has been retrofitted to become a stage and setting for a new dance-theater performance incorporating the intimate, quirky, stunning and startling choreographic sensibility that is the hallmark of Third Rail's work.

JOANNE AKALAITIS
BAD NEWS!
Jun 17 at 6:30pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace
Co-presented with Poets House
Tags: Literature/Spoken Word, Theater

Acclaimed American theater director JoAnne Akalaitis welcomes audiences into her creative process with this staged reading of her newest piece Bad News!. Stitching together messenger speeches from classic plays, Akalaitis and her guest performers explore the role these deliverers of information have played in the evolution of the dramatic moment.

DANA LEONG TRIO
Jun 18 at 5:30pm
Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey Street
Co-presented with Arts Brookfield
Tags: Music

Bringing together an exciting blend of jazz, classical and pop, the Dana Leong Trio is the latest incarnation of Leong's ever-expansive oeuvre. Leong's enterprising spirit, prolific compositions and arrangements, and energetic performances have garnered him critical acclaim and wowed audiences around the world.

LAURIE ANDERSON
RIVER TO RIVER PRESENTS TWO EVENINGS WITH LAURIE ANDERSON AND GUESTS
Jun 18 & 19 at 7pm
Rockefeller Park
Co-presented by LMCC and Battery Park City Authority
Tags: Music, Literature/Spoken Word

One of America's most renowned--and daring--creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson joins guest writers, and musicians on stage for two singular events at Rockefeller Park. Guests will include Gerry Leonard, Doug Wieselman, Eyvind Kang and more.

Often known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology, the 2013 River To River Festival also features Anderson as a curator (see below for details), presenting a concentrated series of projects that demonstrate her interest and investment in fellow writers, directors, theater, and visual artists working in and around New York City.

ROBERT POLITO
AN EVENING WITH ROBERT POLITO
Jun 19 at 6pm
Fiterman Hall, 245 Greenwich Street
Co-presented with Poets House
Tags: Film, Poetry

Poet, essayist and biographer Robert Polito explores the history of film through poems and presents film clips from some of his favorite movies from film noir to foreign-language gems. Polito is the author of the poetry collections Hollywood & God and Doubles.

ADÉLIA PRADIO & ELLEN DORÉ WATSON
AN EVENING WITH ADÉLIA PRADIO & ELLEN DORÉ WATSON
Jun 19 at 7pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace
Co-presented with Poets House
Tags: Poetry

One of the foremost poets of Brazil, Adélia Prado is author of eight books of poetry, two of which have been translated into English. In this rare visit to New York, Prado reads poems with her English-language translator Ellen Doré Watson.

LIUBO BORISSOV AND KONRAD KACZMAREK
PERIPATETIC AUDIO VISUAL ENSEMBLE
Open Rehearsal: Jun 20 at 7pm
Jun 21 at 2pm & 7pm as part of Make Music New York
Jun 22 at 2pm & 7pm
Join in at the northern entrance to River Terrace, Rockefeller Park
Presented by LMCC as part of R2R's Laurie Anderson-curated track
Tags: Music, Technology, Interactive

Curated by Laurie Anderson

This collaborative project brings together digital bricoleur Liubomir Borissov and award-winning composer Konrad Kaczmarek to superimpose new sights and sounds onto the streets and parks of Lower Manhattan. Download the app, take the trip, and experience this historic neighborhood with new eyes and ears. Made with the Palimpsest Toolkit © Augmented Mountain.

SAM GREEN WITH THE QUAVERS AND YMUSIC
AN EVENING OF LIVE MUSIC AND CINEMA
Jun 20 at 9pm
East River Esplanade, Pier 15
Presented by LMCC as part of R2R's Laurie Anderson-curated track in partnership with Rooftop Films
Tags: Film, Music

Curated by Laurie Anderson

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground) teams up with two local musical outfits, the Quavers and yMusic, to create a night of outdoor music and cinema. Green will screen two new pieces exploring the sublime, fate and the human experience.

MANTRA PERCUSSION
CORNELIUS CARDEW'S THE GREAT LEARNING
Jun 21, check website for time & location
Presented as part of Make Music New York
Tags: Music

As part of the seventh annual Make Music New York celebration, Mantra Percussion presents Cornelius Cardew's 1970 masterpiece The Great Learning, which travels between six locations over nine hours in Lower Manhattan. The feast of "varied sound-theater" includes a pipe organ, percussive sounds, and more.

THE JAZZ SAXOPHONE
Jun 21 at 12pm, 12:30pm & 1pm
15-min. performances simultaneously at three locations:
Brookfield Place Plaza, One New York Plaza, Zuccotti Park
Co-presented with Arts Brookfield as part of Make Music New York
Tags: Music

Arts Brookfield celebrates Make Music New York 2013 with an afternoon honoring the jazz saxophone. Some of the hippest voices of NYC's jazz scene shine over three 15-minute solo sets at three different Downtown locations. Bring a lunch, join the musical journey and experience a unique adventure that could only happen in New York City.

CHASSOL
INDIAMORE
Jun 21 at 9pm
Pier 15
Presented by LMCC as part of R2R's Laurie Anderson-curated track in partnership with Rooftop Films
Tags: Film/Mixed Media, Music

Curated by Laurie Anderson

Filmed in Calcutta and Varanasi, INDIAMORE combines arresting imagery of local sitarists, dancers, children and the chaotic city with harmonized voices, music and sounds, creating an unforgettable multimedia, multi-sensory documentary. Experience Chassol's INDIAMORE while immersed in the panoramic views of New York Harbor at Pier 15, one of Lower Manhattan's newest waterfront surprises.

ANDREW SCHNEIDER
TIDAL
Jun 22 at 9pm
East River Esplanade, Pier 15
Presented by LMCC as part of R2R's Laurie Anderson-curated track
Tags: Film/Mixed Media, Theater

Curated by Laurie Anderson

A palindromic live multimedia performance. After the sun sets to the west, the East River becomes the backdrop and the stage for this highly physical and technological live-art experiment in time travel. Cameras, projectors, microphones and underwater camera housings turn the viewer's perception of time backwards in a city that is uncompromisingly charging forward. May not be suitable for audiences under 18.

LOVID
U R QR
Workshops: Jun 22-23, 1-6pm
Installation: Jul 6-14, 8am-10pm daily
Check website for locations
Tags: Family-Friendly, Public Installation, Interactive, Technology

U R QR is an interactive project that unfolds in both public and digital spaces. Join this participatory project, which explores ideas of identity in the networked era and includes QR face-painting and discussions on secret codes. The project culminates in a large-scale QR code installation based on portraits of the participants.

NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL:
JG THIRLWELL WITH THE MANOREXIA PROJECT
PAULINE OLIVEROS
SUSIE IBARRA & ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ
Jun 23 at 7:30pm
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street
Co-presented with Pace University and Harvestworks
Tags: Music

In two evenings of concerts and performances (June 23 & 30), The New York Electronic Art Festival provides audiences with an opportunity to experience cutting-edge electronic artwork from artists working across the arts and technology spectrum. This Festival within a Festival brings talent into Lower Manhattan from around the globe to showcase new technologies and new artistic practices, and celebrates the transformational intersection of the two.

Program:
• JG Thirlwell with the Manorexia Project: Dinoflagellate Blooms & Plastic Island in the Pacific
JG Thirlwell's chamber ensemble version of his Manorexia project perform selections from the acclaimed surround-sound album Dinoflagellate Blooms, plus other pieces from the Manorexia oeuvre including the premiere of a new arrangement of Plastic Island In The Pacific.
• Pauline Oliveros: Along the Way
"Along the way there are many diversions that may lead to unexpected locations and the Way is not necessarily familiar or unfamiliar; It is the Way." Embark on the journey of Along the Way, a solo improvisation by Pauline Oliveros using the V-Accordion.
• Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez
Electronic/percussion duo Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez's music has been profoundly influenced by the interconnection of nature and cities. At the intersection of indigenous and urban ecologies Ibarra and Rodriguez invite cultural dialogue through music.

JAMES MADDOCK
Jun 25 at 5:30pm
Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey Street
Jun 27 at 12:30pm
One New York Plaza
Co-presented with Arts Brookfield
Tags: Music

British-born James Maddock, a mainstay on non-commercial and satellite radio, gained notoriety and accolades for his work with the band Wood and as a solo musician. His Americana sound won him praise at the 2010/11 NY Music Awards and WFUV's 2011 Listener's Poll.

ANGELIQUE KIDJO
Jun 25 at 7pm
Rockefeller Park
Co-presented with Battery Park City Authority
Tags: Music

Once deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time magazine, Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo is known for her dynamic and uplifting music, and her thrilling live performances.

LAR LUBOVITCH DANCE COMPANY
CAPTURE/RELEASE: A CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF LAR LUBOVITCH
Jun 25 at 7:30pm
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street
Co-presented with Pace University
Produced by VisionIntoArt
Tags: Dance, Music

An evening of five composed works--including two music and dance world premieres--with Lar Lubovitch and his Dance Company in honor of the 45th anniversary of the company and Lubovitch's 50th year in dance. The evening will feature live performances by Ransom Wilson's group, Le Train Bleu, and special musical guests.

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON & GUESTS
1959
Jun 26 at 7pm
Rockefeller Park
Co-presented with Battery Park City Authority
Tags: Music, Poetry/Spoken Word

1959 celebrates a turning point in contemporary American culture, music and spoken word artistry. Grammy Award-winner Terri Lyne Carrington brings together jazz greats including Antonio Hart, Gregoire Maret, Jeremy Pelt, Chris Potter and others to perform new arrangements of music by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday and Sidney Bechet, as well as poetry and spoken word pieces from the Beat generation.

POETS HOUSE
ANNUAL SHOWCASE OPENING RECEPTION
Jun 27 at 6pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace
Co-presented with Poets House
Tags: Exhibition, Literature, Poetry

Join Poets House for the opening of the 21st annual Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university and independent presses. This exhibition will be on view through August 3.

SEKOU SUNDIATA / RHODESSA JONES
BLESSING THE BOATS: THE REMIX
Jun 27-29 at 8pm, Jun 30 at 3pm
Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Theater Two, 199 Chambers Street
Co-commissioned by LMCC and BMCC, presented as part of BLINK YOUR EYES: Sekou Sundiata Revisited
Tags: Theater

blessing the boats: the remix is a powerful re-imagining of Sekou Sundiata's seminal play. Director Rhodessa Jones revisits Sundiata's story of life-threatening illness and miraculous recovery in a "remix" that encompasses language, music and visual projections representing healing and hope. Featuring Mike Ladd, Carl Hancock Rux and Will Power.

blessing the boats: the remix is presented as part of BLINK YOUR EYES: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a New York City-wide retrospective produced by MAPP International Productions.

STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY
LIKE LAZARUS DID (LLD 6/29)
Jun 29 at 7:30pm
St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway
Co-presented with The Joyce with additional project support from Trinity Wall Street
Tags: Dance

Inspired by the mythology of resurrection, Petronio and his powerhouse dancers explore notions of transformation and rebirth in Like Lazarus Did (LLD 6/29), specially sited for River To River in Lower Manhattans oldest surviving church, St. Paul's Chapel. Petronio's work has been described by The New York Times as delivering a trademark "visceral thrill unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers." Featuring his rich, kinetic movement language, LLD 6/29 is created in collaboration with renowned visual artist Janine Antoni and composer Son Lux. The original electro-acoustic score, including live performance by members of The Young People's Chorus of New York City, draws from a range of spiritual music and texts including early American slave songs and meditative drones of Eastern mysticism.

ECSTATIC™ SUMMER
Jun 29 & 30 at 5pm
Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey Street
Co-presented with Arts Brookfield
Tags: Music

The second annual Ecstatic™ Summer, organized by New Amsterdam Presents in association with Kaufman Music Center, features two full sets of newly commissioned, collaboratively-based music, one for brass and the other for percussion. Composers will include Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Dave Douglas, Susie Ibarra and Seth Olinsky (Akron/Family), with ensemble musicians including members of Bon Iver, Mantra Percussion, the National, yMusic, Plastic Ono Band, and many more. Additional composers and performers to be announced.

NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL:
MARCO DONNARUMMA
JURAJ KOJS & CARLOTA PRADERA
MARI KIMURA WITH TOMOYUKI KATO
Jun 30 at 7:30pm
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street
Co-presented with Pace University and Harvestworks
Tags: Music

In two evenings of concerts and performances (June 23 & 30), The New York Electronic Art Festival provides audiences with an opportunity to experience cutting-edge electronic artwork from artists working across the arts and technology spectrum. This Festival within a Festival brings talent into Lower Manhattan from around the globe to showcase new technologies and new artistic practices, and celebrates the transformational intersection of the two.

Program:
• Marco Donnarumma: Ominous
Marco Donnarumma's Ominous traces muscle contractions and movement, turning these often invisible impulses into amplified, processed sounds, and providing audiences with a new perspective on the artistic body.
• Juraj Kojs & Carlota Pradera: Touch Me Hear
Juraj Kojs and Carlota Pradera's Touch Me Hear encourages audience members to explore various manifestations of human and machine-induced tactile sensations, deepening our understanding of how we experience touch, sound, and movement.
• Mari Kimura with Tomoyuki Kato, Kyoko Kitamura & the Cassatt String Quartet: One
Mari Kimura with Tomoyuki Kato's One invites the audience to explore themes of love, humanity, faith and global solidarity through the vehicle of a high-tech, interactive audio-visual, multi-lingual opera, with music performed by Kimura, the Cassatt String Quartet and vocalist Kyoko Kitamura.

NEW YORK CITY PLAYERS
ISOLDE
Jun 30, RSVP Required, check website for times & details
Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island
Presented as part of LMCC's Open Studios
Tags: Theater

New York City Players open their studio for an in-process showing of their new piece, Isolde. This new play written and directed by Richard Maxwell is the story of Isolde, a successful actress suddenly unable to retain her lines. To occupy Isolde, her husband plans to build her a dream house, but she falls in love with the house's architect. Isolde is a production of Theater Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

TWO-HEADED CALF AND YARN/WIRE
YOU, MY MOTHER: A CHAMBER OPERA IN TWO PARTS
Jun 30, Jul 2-3
RSVP Required, check website for times & location
Tags: Music, Theater

You, My Mother: a chamber opera in two parts is an elusive investigation into the ever-shifting relationships between mothers and their adult children. Created by two dynamic composer/playwright teams and under the direction of Brooke O'Harra, this play comes to life as performed by a quartet of singer/performers and the new music ensemble Yarn/Wire. Originally presented by La MaMa, E.T.C. in 2012.

JEFFERY BROUSSARD AND THE CREOLE COWBOYS
Jul 2 at 5:30pm
Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey Street
Co-presented with Arts Brookfield
Tags: Music

One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard has defined a new style of Creole music incorporating the soulful sounds of R&B into Zydeco music and dance. The Creole Cowboys join Broussard on guitar, bass, scrub board, and percussion.

PEDRITO MARTINEZ
Jul 2 at 7pm
Rockefeller Park
Co-presented with Battery Park City Authority
Tags: Music

Cuban-born, world-class percussionist and singer Pedrito Martínez has recorded and/or performed with distinguished artists including Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D'Rivera, Meshell Ndegeocello, Eddie Palmieri and Sting. Martinez and his group perform regularly at Guantanamera in NYC, bringing "complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World-Funk" (New York Times).

LUCIANA ACHUGAR
FEELING IS BELIEVING
Jul 2, 9-11 at 7pm
RSVP Required, check website for starting location
Co-presented with Elastic City
Tags: Interactive, Dance

Using voice, touch and imagination, choreographer luciana achugar shepherds 12 participants through Lower Manhattan on a walk like never before, bringing each audience member closer to a more sensual, connected, magical, deeper-than-the-marrow-of-the-bone, vibrational body. Elastic City intends to make its audience active participants in an ongoing poetic exchange with the places we live in and visit.

CONTROL VOLTAGE
Jul 6, check website for locations
Fair: 3-8pm
Performances: 8pm-12am
Co-presented with Harvestworks
Tags: Interactive, Music, Technology

Part exposition, part block party, Control Voltage is New York City's annual fair dedicated to celebrating the modular synthesizer. Synth makers share their creations by day, inviting audiences to see, hear, touch and talk about the modular synth. Musicians perform at night celebrating invention, community, creativity, and the inspirational intersection of science and art. Produced by Abby Echiverri.

PAOLA PRESTINI
ORIGINAL MUSIC WORKSHOP'S EX-SITU SERIES
Jul 7, 9-11
Various Locations (see individual listings, below, for details)
Co-presented with Original Music Workshop in partnership with Arup
Tags: Film/Mixed Media, Music, Interactive, Literature/Spoken Word

Original Music Workshop (OMW) invites you to attend their new EX-SITU series. These performances take place in unexpected spaces, away from the Williamsburg site where OMW is constructing its heralded future home, set to open in 2014. EX-SITU combines acoustic design, installation work, and auditory experiments from renowned performers and composers. Concerts in found spaces with acoustical design by Dave Rife. Architectural consultant Peter Zuspan.

For full descriptions see individual project listings, below.

MAJA S.K. RATKJE
EX-SITU SERIES CONCERT
Jul 7 & 10, check website for times & location
Co-presented with Original Music Workshop in partnership with Arup. Curated by Paola Prestini
Tags: Music

Maja S.K. Ratkje gives a quadrophonic mix of voices in site-specific sets, improvising with the acoustics in the room and using her own voice as a sound source. With the help of samplers and live electronics, she will create unique soundscapes for each set. Concerts in found spaces with acoustical design by Dave Rife. Architectural Consultant Peter Zuspan.

CLYNE, DUFALLO, KAUFFMAN AND DORMAN
EX-SITU SERIES: THE VIOLIN
Jul 9, RSVP Required, check website for times & location
Co-presented with Original Music Workshop in partnership with Arup. Curated by Paola Prestini
Tags: Music, Mixed Media

The Violin is a multimedia exploration of music and animation. Anna Clyne, composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony, has created a suite of seven pieces for multi-tracked violins performed live by violinists Cornelius Dufallo and Amy Kauffman with visuals by Josh Dorman. Concerts in found spaces with acoustical design by Dave Rife. Architectural consultant Peter Zuspan.

LA EXCELENCIA
Jul 9 at 7pm
Rockefeller Park
Co-presented with Battery Park City Authority
Tags: Music

Best known as the "New Generation of Salsa Dura," this nine-person salsa ensemble was a crowd favorite at Global Fest 2010 and brings modern vitality and social consciousness to the salsa genre. The band won Best Latin Artist in the 2010 UK Salsa Awards.

POETS HOUSE
PROUST BIRTHDAY POETRY READING
Jul 10 at 7pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace
Co-presented with Poets House
Tags: Poetry, Literature

Join Poets House on Proust's birthday to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Marcel Proust, edited by Harold Augenbraum and featuring the work of 20 poets and translators. Augenbraum, founder of the Proust Society of America, will be joined by contributors Meena Alexander, Marcella Durand, Wayne Koestenbaum, Anna Moschovakis, Mark Polizzotti and Susan Stewart.

LEON RUSSELL
Jul 10 at 7pm
Rockefeller Park
Co-presented with Battery Park City Authority
Tags: Music

Leon Russell has spent nearly seven decades in music as a singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist. A longtime member of the famed studio ensemble The Wrecking Crew, Russell has played with Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, among others. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

HUNGRY MARCH BAND
Jul 11 at 12:30pm
One New York Plaza
Co-presented with Arts Brookfield
Tags: Music

Roaring out of Brooklyn comes the Hungry March Band, New York City's legendary brass ensemble that embodies the spirit of the city's streets with their inimitable sound and inspired eclectic dance. Their performances have included guerilla art events, European jazz and circus festivals, subway parties, protests, and other forays into the territories of free spirit.

HAUSCHKA, KOSMINEN AND ZEIGLER
EX-SITU SERIES CONCERT
Jul 11 at 7:45pm
East River Esplanade, Pier 15
Co-presented with Original Music Workshop in partnership with Arup. Curated by Paola Prestini
Tags: Music

This new trio comprises three celebrated experimentalists: pianist Hauschka (aka Volker Bertelmann), percussionist Samuli Kosminen and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler. Together they perform in a dramatic setting overlooking the East River. The evening features a medley of music including prepared piano, electric cello, drums, and an arsenal of live electronics. Concerts in found spaces with acoustical design by Dave Rife. Architectural consultant Peter Zuspan.

JG THIRLWELL
CINEMA FOR THE EAR: MANOREXIA
Jul 11 at 10pm
Tribeca Cinemas, RSVP Required, check website for details
Co-presented with ((audience))
Tags: Music

Experience cinema-for-the ear as ((audience)) presents JG Thirlwell's Manorexia: Dinoflagellate Bloom. This 5.1 album features 11 compositions composed, produced and performed by Thirlwell, running the gamut from orchestrations and cathartic noise-rock to abstract electronics and chamber music soundtracks.

COME OUT & PLAY
AFTER DARK
Jul 12, 7pm-12am
South Street Seaport, Cannon's Walk
Co-presented with Come Out & Play
Tags: Interactive, Technology

Join in the fun with After Dark, an annual evening of street games that turn one of New York City's historic landmark neighborhoods, The South Street Seaport, into a giant playground for adults. From real-world versions of classic video games to new massively multiplayer innovations, there's enough to keep you and your friends playing through the night.

COME OUT & PLAY
FIELD DAY AND FAMILY DAY
Jul 13, 11am-5pm
Governors Island, Parade Ground
Co-presented with Come Out & Play
Tags: Interactive, Family-Friendly

City-sized fun for kids and adults, Field Day and Family Day events turn Governors Island into a giant playground for all. New games, new experiences and new takes on old favorites, Field Day and Family Day give participants the opportunity to rediscover each other and the city they call home through joyful interactive play.

ANDREW ONDREJCAK
Jul 13, 2-6pm
Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island
Presented by LMCC as part of Open Studios
Tags: Theater

Writer, director, designer Andrew Ondrejcak invites you to view an open rehearsal of his new adaptation of influential Swedish playwright August Strindberg's A Dream Play. The piece investigates and explores what happens when the divine visits and interacts with everyday humans in ordinary and unremarkable circumstances.

BRASSLANDS
Jul 13 at 6:30pm
Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey Street
Co-presented with Arts Brookfield
Tags: Film, Music

For one night only, experience the best Balkan Brass this side of Serbia! Four brass bands--Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party!, Inspector Gadje and Raya Brass Band--create the experience of being enveloped in the frenetic energy of competing bands, ordinarily possible only in the Balkans. As the sun sets on the Hudson River, watch the much anticipated feature documentary Brasslands by the Meerkat Media Collective, which captures the fiery sounds and incredible sights of Balkan brass music at the world's largest trumpet competition in a hidden Serbian valley.

SO PERCUSSION AND THE JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW
AMID THE NOISE, IMAGINARY CITY AND WHERE (WE) LIVE
Jul 13 at 7:30pm
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street
Co-presented with Pace University
Tags: Music, Mixed Media

So Percussion and legendary performance visualists The Joshua Light Show collaborate to create a River To River event to remember! So Percussion performs works of their own from Amid the Noise, Imaginary City and Where (we) Live along with special guests including Grey Mcmurray (guitar, vocals), Angelica Negron (accordion, toy instruments), Kaoru Watanabe (flute, taiko drum). May not be suitable for audiences under 18.

IMPROV EVERYWHERE
THE MP3 EXPERIMENT TEN
Jul 14 at 3pm & 7pm
The South Street Seaport, the Uplands
Co-presented with Improv Everywhere
Tags: Interactive, Technology

Chaos, joy, and pure fun--that's what you can expect to experience when you join this participatory public event. Participants download an mp3 file, arrive at the designated destination, and see what happens when everyone presses play all at the same time!
Creators: Charlie Todd & Tyler Walker

600 HIGHWAYMEN
THIS GREAT COUNTRY
RSVP Required, check website for dates & times
South Street Seaport, storefront end of Pier 17
Tags: Theater

This Great Country is 600 HIGHWAYMEN's re-spin of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Death of a Salesman. In an everyday, vacant space near Wall Street, 17 individuals come together to breathe new life into Miller's epic portrait of self-worth amid shifting economics and fading dreams.

SO PERCUSSION
WHERE (WE) LIVE
Check website for dates & times
South Street Seaport, storefront end of Pier 17
Presented as part of LMCC Open Studios
Tags: Music

So Percussion opens up their creative process to the public as they develop their new piece Where (we) Live. Directed by Ain Gordon, Where (we) Live invites artistic colleagues working in various mediums to participate as both co-collaborators and muses in the creative process and performance.

SUZANNE THORPE
PHLOQ
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Co-presented with Harvestworks
Tags: Installation

Phloq is a multichannel work composed to evoke the sensorial experience of a flock of birds preparing for flight. Phloq creates a provocative space that allows the listener to suspend their ties to previously known aural reference points, creating a new and unexpected sensory experience

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Comments (7)

i like to eat a combo of chick peas, eda mommy, keen wha, daal and lentils. this creates a powerful gas that when emitted from my rear will clear any room. however, it does not work too well outside on a windy day.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2013 5:54 PM

"The legendary Leon Russell will perform at Rockefeller Park on July 10"

You had me at "The"

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2013 6:08 PM

The annual Bang on a Can Marathon which happens on 6/16 at Michael Schimmel Center

Posted by Catherine | April 24, 2013 4:49 AM

Bessie Award-winning Third Rail Projects, Roadside Attraction is a new work housed in and around a 1977

Posted by Frances | April 24, 2013 4:50 AM

of course every bible hugging christian thinks the musc you like determines your beliefs i believe in god and i also believe manson is awsome

Posted by Watson | April 27, 2013 7:25 AM

Wow... this show is amazing and she's a genius...!

I remember this album: I used to listen to it in 1986... the 33 record was totally consumed!

Posted by Josefina | May 15, 2013 8:21 AM

This was one of the best albums of the '86. I am very happy to see this festival available for the young generation.

Posted by Eric | July 19, 2013 6:39 PM

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