Happy 90th B-Day, Pierre Boulez!

Olivier Messiaen: “Beneath it all, Pierre Boulez is simply a poet.” Soprano Marisol Montalvo sings Pierre Boulez’s “Pli selon pli” live with L’Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Matthias Pintscher. “Pli selon Pli” is a set of five songs based on poems by Stéphane Mallarmé. It is for me one of the seminal 50s/60s musical compositions & bears returning to again & again. Details on composition & the poems available here; … Read more Happy 90th B-Day, Pierre Boulez!

The Connie Crothers Quartet

  Roulette Presents: The Connie Crothers Quartet Deep Friendship a CD Release Celebration, February 4, 8pm, two sets “The music of the Connie Crothers Quartet manages to balance traditional patterns and free improvisation in a way that is mysterious, magical and brilliant” -Music Boom What: The Connie Crothers Quartet When: Tuesday, February 4, 8pm Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR Cost: $20/15 Info: www.roulette.org / 917.267.0368 The Connie Crothers Quartet, practitioners … Read more The Connie Crothers Quartet

The Crossing Rehearsing “The Gulf (between you & me)”

The Gulf (between you and me), a major project that has taken years of planning, brought together composers, a poet, an artist, and a variety of musicians from Japan and America to join The Crossing in exploring a particular theme: how we seem to hear what the earth is saying to us with the same sad inability with which we often listen to those we most love. Luxembourg-American poet … Read more The Crossing Rehearsing “The Gulf (between you & me)”

Today in Philly!

 5th Annual MoM – The Gulf(between you & me)MoM I • MoM II • MoM III Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 4pm Month of Moderns II The IceBox at Crane Arts Center Visit our IceBox/Kensington/Northern Liberties/Neighborhood page Chris Jonas: The Gulf (world premiere) Santa Ratniece:  Horo Horo Hata Hata  (2008) Justé Janulyté: aquarelle  (Watercolor, 2007) Read the Program Notes The Gulf (between you and me) continues with the musical world of Santa Fe composer Chris Jonas in a work that offers … Read more Today in Philly!

Bad Education: Dr. Skinnybones New Release!

This is family promotion! So, first off, happy birthday Miles! Besides being my son, he is also 1/2 of the core of the band, co-songwriter & drummer. Go listen & buy Dr. Skinnybones’ new CD or try to catch some of their shows: coming Thursday opening for Amanda Palmer (ex-Dresden Dolls) @ Bard College, then, on the next day, 7 September at the Black Swan Pub in Tivoli, NY, & the very next day, … Read more Bad Education: Dr. Skinnybones New Release!

The Moors – Little Lemon & Kolomeike & More

Old friend, poet & publisher of Reality Street Editions, Ken Edwards’ band The Moors perform 1) a medley of two klezmer tunes. “Kolomeike” (sometimes spelt “kolemeyke”) is a generic term for a kind of Ukrainian dance. 2) “When I Was Young & Full of Passion” written by Ken Edwards The Moors are based in Hastings, UK. The lineup here is Jenny Benwell (fiddle), Elaine Edwards (soprano sax), Andy Maby (drums), … Read more The Moors – Little Lemon & Kolomeike & More

Nicole Peyrafitte’s Fall Program

Bonjour! Hope this message finds you well and all recovered from the storm. Below is my schedule for the next month. A lot of exciting gigs coming up here in NYC and in France. Sunday Sept. 11 7:30 p.m Poetry in Remembrance at Erika’s Loft in Brooklyn- Williamsburg poetry reading to celebrate and grieve those loved and lost on this 10th anniversary phone 917 865 4875 https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187457654632068 Monday September 19 8PM … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte’s Fall Program