KRONOS QUARTET: Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11

Part of the 2011 Next Wave Festival
Sep 21—24, 2011 at 7:30pm 

Pioneering contemporary music ensemble Kronos Quartet (More Than Four, 2007 Next Wave) returns to BAM with a heartfelt program comprising 12 compositions—including works by Michael Gordon, Terry Riley, Osvaldo Golijov and Gustavo Santaolalla, and John Oswald—plus gripping arrangements of traditional songs from around the globe. This stirring collection of works reflects upon those instances where traditional language fails us, and music steps in to restore what violinist David Harrington refers to as “equilibrium in the midst of imbalance.”

Read the full program here.

Sunday, September 25 · 11:30am – 2:30pm

The new season is upon us, and we at The Secret City are gearing up for our first service of the season. The theme will be INSPIRATION, and we’ll look for it in music, art, performance, food, community, games and stories — all the places we normally find it.

Sunday, September 25th

Robert F. Wagner Jr.Park, Battery Park City NY

Immersive Surfaces
September 23rd-25th, 2011 8.30-11.30 pm


DUMBO, Brooklyn

The Triangle at Pearl and Front St.

Jay and Water St. Front and Adams St.

“Immersive Surfaces” is a publicly presented video projection installation onto the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn during the Dumbo Arts Festival from September 23 – 25, 2011. The multi-part video projection, created by nearly 20 international artists and curators, will cover over 30,000 sq. feet of the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, Archway and the surrounding cityscape, through the use of cutting-edge video mapping technology.

Friday 9/23/11, 7-9 pm

Is there such a thing as death? We know that energy can be altered, but never destroyed. The permutations of this energy are explored in “Afterlife” curated by Jim D’Amato.Through bizarre phantasmagoria, psychotropic dreamscapes, and visceral abstraction, the artists in “Afterlife” consider possibilities of the great beyond.In these spaces, nature’s accepted laws cease to apply. Multiple dimensions unfold in an abyss, where the ephemeral and eternal collide. Remnants of earthly forms can be seen in several of these works. In others, infinite voids are all that remain. In each, a kind of mirror or microscope is held closely to the unknown, suggesting that death may be simply a state of mind.

The UNBEARABLES will read at A Gathering of Tribes, as part of the One Hundred Thousand Poets For Change
Saturday, Sept. 24th

(100 TPC). 6-8 pm OPEN READING

The UNBEARABLES will be celebrating the publication of their fifth anthology,  THE UNBEARABLES BIG BOOK OF SEX, with a reading and book party at A Gathering of  Tribes on Wednesday, September 21st, from seven to eleven in the evening. Many of the  contributors will read, and the event will be hosted by Jim Feast and Steve Dalachinsky.  Copies of the book will be on sale at a special price. Directly after the reading there will be a Birthday Party from eight til whenever for Steve Dalachinsky:  Still Alive at 65


Parker’s Box is delighted to announce the third solo exhibition at the gallery by French artist, Samuel Rousseau. Among other works, the artist will present part of a new body of work developed specifically for the exhibition during his recent residency at PointB studios in Williamsburg. The new works constitute Rousseau’s homage to the energy of New York City, and will concurrently feature as his participation as one of four nominees for the Prix Marcel Duchamp, France’s most prestigious contemporary art prize, to be presented at the Grand Palais in Paris from October 20 – 23.

Rain Dance
September 24th from 5 to 8 pm

Please come to this show to see some terrific artwork by Jason Middlbrook and Leslie Wayne, and to participate in the creation of my installation, which visitors are invited to modify throughout the course of the exhibition. The pop-up show, being hosted by The Triangle Arts Association, will be open to the public from September 18th through the 25th at 111 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. I hope to see you at the reception Saturday, September 24th from 5 to 8 pm. The DUMBO Arts Festival will be in full swing that weekend so there will be lots of other things to see and experience in the neighborhood.


FRIDAY, September 23rd:  9pm @ The 19ths (59 Jefferson Street, #301 Brooklyn NY 11206)
The Super Coda presents Rinus van Albeek, Ezramo, Miguel Garcia, Elena Aitzkoa, Insect Factory, Hey Exit.
SATURDAY, September 24th.  PAS presents Experi-MENTAL night (with a little help from the Super Coda):  7pm @ Exapno (33 Flatbush ave, Brooklyn NY)
Featuring performances by Carey Burt, Use Other Door, PAS (with special guests Loop B and Valerie Kuehne), The Tronic, Manburger Surgical.
9/24 Saturday (SKDS)

8 pm/10 pm

Allen Otte/Bonnie Whiting Smith: Speaking of and after Cage

Otte and Whiting Smith present a continuous program of music for vocalizing percussionists, featuring unique realizations of works by John Cage as well as music by Corey Dargel, Frederic Rzewski, and themselves.

Mode Records presents: Idea Music 1

9/25 Sunday (BK)

8 pm/10 pm

Margaret Leng Tan plays Four Walls

John Cage: Four Walls (1944) An hour-long exploration of the disturbed mind.

My Wounded Head 3: Rob Haskins plays Marc Chan

My Wounded Head 3, for solo piano, is a long, quiet road trip through the Bach Passion Chorales, spinning the appropriated notes like threads through a loom, increasing, in the process, its duration. Preceded by Chan’s arrangement of John Cage’s In a Landscape for piano, guitar and saxophone.

Until We Have A Helicopter
Opening Reception Thursday, September 22, 2011 6-9 pm.

UWHAH are bringing a large sculptural work to Ed. Varie, with a little help from their friends. Typically multi-tasking with their artwork, this repurposed canoe has been sectioned and capped into eight pieces of luggage and brought to Manhattan from Vancouver by their friends and family on planes, trains, and automobiles.  The whitewashed work that hangs in Ed. Varie is easily reassembled should the city flood and floating transportation be required.

PAS: Presents Experi-MENTAL Night
September 25th at 8pm

On Sunday, September 25th at 8pm, Exapno member ensemble W4 New Music brings you a genre-defying end to your summer: an evening of experimental music from across the spectrum, including the inventively rearranged folk songs of The Great Republic of Rough and Ready, the multi-talented BACKvocal and percussion duo, newly-composed works for string trio,and an electro-acoustic song set by composer-performer Izzy Gliksberg.  Premieres will be heard from all four of W4’s directors (Matt Frey, Tim Hansen, Molly Herron, and Ruben Naeff) as well as by several other New York composers.  Stay for one set or for the entire evening!

Friday, September 23, 10:00am–6:30pm

The Creative Time Summit is an annual conference that brings together cultural producers to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world, and features the bestowal of the third annual Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change. For more information, please visit





Saturday, September 24




Sunday, September 25th



On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up beds, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months.

Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World: A Conversation with Robin Wright
Sun, Sep 25, 2011, 7:30 pm

Award-winning journalist Robin Wright talks with Ralph Buultjens about the current state of Islamic activism and her new book, Rock the Casbah.

Join journalist Robin Wright and world affairs Professor Buultjens as they discuss Robin’s new book, Rock the Casbah as well as the implications of the Arab spring.

An Introduction to the Theater of the Oppressed: A Mini-Workshop @ Brecht Forum
September 24th, 2011 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This mini-workshop, designed for people who have been curious about the Theater of the Oppressed (TO) but have not been able to commit to a full weekend workshop, will present an overview of the basic exercises, methods and techniques of TO work. The workshop is open to all, and no theater or drama experience is required. If you’ve been wondering what this work is all about now is the time to find out!

Marie-Claire Picher is a co-founder (1989) of the Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory and has worked and collaborated closely with Augusto Boal until his death in 2009. One of the most experienced TO practitioners in North America, she has presented thousands of hours of TO facilitation training in New York and throughout the United States, as well as in Chiapas, Tabasco, Mexico City, Guatemala and Cuba.

Fair Food Festival with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Community/Farmworker Alliance
Saturday, September 24, 2011 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Community/Farmworker Alliance for our first ever Fair Food Festival in Brooklyn, New York!! CIW members from Immokalee will be in NYC to help us link food, justice, quality of life and labor issues in a lively and festive event. You won’t want to miss it!

“Hooch, Cooch & Scootching”: Kirk Reinert @Animazing
09.23.11 – 10.20.11

Kirk Reinert, a master painter in the genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, will debut a new collection of original fine art at Animazing Gallery of SoHo this September. The exhibition & sale, entitled Hooch, Cooch & Scootching, sheds unique light on the drama and life of the brothels, parlors, and speakeasies of early 20th century New Orleans. Fifteen original paintings will be on display and for sale.

POP Patriotism @Carriage Trade.
Opens September 22 from 6-8 p.m.

In the panicked days, weeks, and months following September 11, 2001, many Americans were too overwhelmed to be aware of the way in which their fear was being appropriated by certain factions within government and business to further a set of goals, often having little to do with “security” or “freedom.” An attack that seemed to “come from nowhere” stimulated an aggressive series of government policies and ad campaigns by businesses that reflected an acute understanding of the opportunity that this traumatic attack presented. In the ten years that have passed, this opportunism, from the failed “contract wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan (reaping billions for private firms while helping drive the U.S. deeply into debt) to the tapering-off of the patriotic spirit when it no longer served a consumerist agenda, has mostly faded from view. Buried under partisan conflict, which focuses on the liberal / conservative divide, the attention eventually fell on a series of “mistakes” by the Bush administration, mostly overlooking the gutting of the public sector for private profit (brilliantly outlined in Naomi Klein’s 2007 book, “The Shock Doctrine”), launched with patriotic fervor in the wake of the September 11 attacks.


Praised by NME as “hilarious and incredibly heartwarming,” SOUND IT OUT is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England. Presented by Factory 25, the charming underdog hit of SXSW, Sidewalk, Silverdocs and Edinburgh makes its NYC theatrical premiere with a week-long run, September 16 – 22.

DUMBO Arts Festival
Sept 23-25

The DUMBO Arts Festival attracts 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 500 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners. This year, the Festival will take place on Friday, September 23rd, Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th. The official Festival hours are Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 12pm to 8pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm and 6pm to midnight all three nights for all outdoor projections.

Black Moth Super Rainbow @The Bell House.
Friday, Sep 23, 2011 8:00 PM

After a year of eerie, stilted silence, the sun shines and the shadows reappear. Black Moth Super Rainbow has crept from the forests and cities to make Eating Us, their dark bubblegum freakout for 2009. The first fully hi-fi BMSR record, Eating Us, adds space and dimension to the band’s sticky, off-kilter melodies. This isn’t an album about witches and woods, and this time around the band isn’t letting on to what it all might mean. Because to them, it’s just better that way.

Friday, Sept. 23rd from 6-9pm

Fowler Arts Collective presents YEAR ONE, a group exhibition of Fowler’s resident studio artists. This exhibition marks our one year anniversary, and we wanted to take the time to celebrate the amazing year of growth Fowler has experienced thanks in large part to the artists working in our studios. We simply would not exist without this group of talented, kind, and kick-ass artists. 22 artists have filled the gallery with work …of all mediums including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and illustration.


Sprawl is an open edition of live drawing installations hosted at Devotion Gallery which aims to create a momentary graphical map of an intersection between creative improvisation and substructure. Edition one features Sougwen, David Last and Margaret Schedel. Using chalk for its approachable immediacy, Sougwen and David Last improvise an expanding thicket of abstract organic forms, reminiscent of bits of plants, animals, smoke, nerve clusters or rivers seen from the air. Noting the paradox that a limiting structure can provide the most open sense of creative freedom, a faint structure based upon projections of computer-randomized forms is applied to the wall before the performance. The artist’s role within this system is to react to the moment, through both visual creative urge and sound inspiration; while using the landscape of pre-defined random activation as a method of sparking inner dialogue. The human mind, being a pattern recognition machine, pulls relationships and structures out of chaos, and the line-sprawl expands like ivy across the walls and ceiling of the space.

MoMA Premiere: Through the Weeping Glass: An Evening with the Quay Brothers
September 24, 2011

As part of a limited three-city tour that includes premieres in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, MoMA presents the Quay Brothers’Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum), a new work by the American-born, British-based independent filmmakers. In the tradition of their prior museum documentaries—The Phantom Museum (2003), on London’s Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, and Inventorium of Traces (2009), on Poland’s Lancut Castle—the Quays return to the city where they began their education as graphic designers to explore the medical collections of the Mütter Museum, part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Katie Grinnan:Accordion Thoughts And Everyday Superposition
September 24 – October 30, 2011 

Brennan & Griffin is thrilled to announce the opening of our new space with Accordion Thoughts and Everyday Superposition, an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Katie Grinnan.  The title of the exhibition references the physicist Thomas Young’s infamous double-slit experiment, which revealed the strange phenomenon in quantum mechanics, where matter displays characteristics of both particles and waves, a singular compressed object and a vast sea of probabilities known as superposition. Form and position in space becomes an approximation and time can be seen as a field of present moments. In this body of work, Grinnan is influenced by this notion and imagines the expansion of this idea, encompassing bodily experience and consciousness.

Das WunderKammer ~ Puppet Kabarett

Saturday September 24th, Doors Open 9:30 PM

Featuring Carole D’Agostino & Liz Hara with Tucker John, Evolve Co.’s Tanya Khordoc and Barry Weill, and more surprise guests.

September 17–October 16, 2011

The transdisciplinary festival of contemporary arts and culture is a platform for vibrant new developments in artistic practices on both sides of the Atlantic. Each fall, the month-long festival provides opportunities for New Yorkers to explore the dialogue between artist and society, to examine how artists help re-imagine the ways we perceive the world, and to engage with the vital role artists play as critical thinkers and catalysts for social evolution.

Kick Off Show for Pete’s Mini Zine Fest w/Runaway Dorthy @Pete’s Candy Store
Saturday, Sept 27 6pm 

PMZF now has a Show to kick-off the third Pete’s Mini Zine Fest. Come hear zine readings by participants at the Fest, the hilarious Emily Heller, and the up -tempo Phil and the Osophers. Zine Fest is following day.

9 Runaway Dorothy

It took the journey of 500 or so miles to New York City to unite the members of Runaway Dorothy. All hailing from the heart of North Carolina, it took friends, mutual friends, and good fortune to bring the foursome together in the outer boroughs of New York City. Runaway Dorothy grabs your attention with their confident and cohesive sound that mixes alternative rock with country’s heartbreak and harmonies.

10 Aaron N Brooke

11 John Kessel Group

The Real Housewives of Henry Street, 1905
Sunday, September 25, 2011 | 3 pm | $19.05

Ever wonder what daily life was really like for immigrants living on the Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century? It was nothing like the glamorous lives led by the Real Housewives on the Bravo television series, yet these immigrant housewives “made do” in clever and resourceful ways. No Cuisinart? No problem: The cabbage-shaver traveled door-to-door, shredding the vegetable for homemade sauerkraut. No refrigerator or storage? One could buy a single egg, half a parsnip, a handful of barley from the pushcart market.


Contemporaneous, “NY’s hip, new, student-run new music ensemble,” presents a program of music from our time, borne from some of the deepest roots of tradition in American music. From Appalachian folk music to minimalism, from the blues to the rich treasure-trove of living American composers, this music is an exciting and imperative synthesis of ourselves and of this time and place.

FAB! Festival & Block Party!
Eyebeam + New Visions’ Digital Teacher Corps and Lab
Carsten Nicolai: Pionier@ Pace.
Welcome to IBM at 100
Brooklyn Elected Officials on BITOn Prisons, Policing, and the Professions
Arias with a Twist @Abrons Art Center. (Ongoing till Oct 16th)
Rubulad Presents Swamp Things!
E.S.P. TV Taping Episodes 8-10
Michel Groisman – Various
Dr Sketchy’s @BPC.
Open Air Street Fair
On to Canada! Sept 24-26 Tar Sands Action, take 2
The Art of Resistance on Jeju, Korean Island of Peace
Manifesto 06: Finding the Formless
Synthesis@Dacia Gallery.
Accents for the Self-Made Man.
Get Weird: Felix Kubin
Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant
Jazzoetry for Imagination
11th Annual Coney Island Film Festival
Knowing the Score: An Investigation of Improvisational Structures
Petite Mort:Recollections of a Queer Public
Video Vaudeville Presents: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of Gellochio
Julian Lorber: The Real Illusions In PaintingJENNY SAVILLE/BOB DYLAN @GAGOSIAN.
Radio Amateur Open Stage
Atys: BAM Fall Opera
Science Project‘s: School for Salomés
“A Call” by Wafaa Bilal
COMA – Raze the Walls Festival@ABC No Rio.
Michel Groisman – Various
Time/Bank and Time/Food
Secret Restaurant @Little Skips.
Word, Rock, & Sword: A Musical Celebration of Women
10 Days of Climate Action: CLIMATE GUILT
Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women
STACY SCHIFF in conversation with Amanda Foreman
Miscommunications Closing Reception @BAS.
Books and prints + Obstructed drawings: An exhibition by Rick Myers
Michael Ryan:Palimpsest
“This Side of Paradise”
Moviehouse:Open City
The Nuyorican Friday Night Poetry Slam
Jane Hammond: Fallen
An Evening with RED LEMONADE hosted by Richard Nash
Walking Forward-Running Past
A Fall Equinox Kirtan with Anjula Prasad
Megafaun/Doug Paisley/ Cat Martino
Kevin Smith’s Red State, followed by a Q&A!
Student Nights with The Onion w/Jonathan Batiste, Aaron Diehl & Special Guests
Intro to HTML/CSS Workshop
“Planned Parenthood, I’m Here for You!” summer tour.
The Epic Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show
Williamsburg Film Fest
Installation View


Mogwai/The Soft Moon

Webster Hall, Monday Sept 26th

Mogwai’s sixth full-length CD The Hawk Is Howling contains all the extremity and dynamics you know and love, but with a more curious array of rhythms and melodies, hinting a bit more than previous records at both their electronic and metal influences. Additionally, with only two songs under the five-minute mark, this is maybe their most “cinematic”-sounding record to date (which is saying something).

Robert Wilson on Artistic Collaborations | LIVE from the NYPL

September 30, 2011 – 7:00pm

New York Public Library Stephen A Schwarzman Building

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building New YorK, New York

Robert Wilson will talk to Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed, Lucinda Childs and others about his artistic collaboration with them over the years. The conversation will be instigated by Paul Holdengräber.

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