Music for 1, 2, 3, and 4 guitars with Threefifty Duo (Le Poisson Rouge).

Thu., January 26, 2012 / 6:30 PM
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Excited to see Volume 1 contributors Threefifty Duo putting together a showcase for this Thursday at Le Poisson Rouge! Music for 1, 2, 3, and 4 guitars centers around the idea of pushing the limits of classical instruments and includes a roster of impressive and dedicated craftsmen. I asked Geremy Schulick to take a moment to talk about the performers and what they bring to the show. Check it out this Thursday at Le Poission Rouge!

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The Fly on Our Pickle by Jerry Ratch.

I think I know that fly

That fly followed us from our apartment

on W. 11th St

When I opened the door he flew right in

and when we left, he flew right out again

Followed us on the subway to Times Square

Took the Shuttle apparently

Followed us all the way through the tunnels

up the escalator and into Grand Central Station

Then down to Juniors in the food court below

where he joined us for lunch

the best Chicken Caesar Salad on the planet

So famous, even the flies know about it

We asked the waitress for an additional chair

but he took a seat on our pickle instead

“Oh, don’t worry,” we told her,

“we know him. He normally lives

“down in the Village”

The waitress eyed us suspiciously

“East or West?” she asked

“As if that mattered!” we said


Jerry Ratch has published 12 books of poetry, and the novel, Wild Dreams of Reality, and now the memoir, A Body Divided the story of a one-armed boy growing up in a two-fisted world. His work can be purchased through the author’s website: www.jerryratch.com He has had poems published in Antioch Review, Carolina Quarterly, Louisville Review, Negative Capability, Nerve Cowboy, Slant, Voices, and many others.

Bicentennial Parade 1976 by Maude Larke.

the band comes closer
until the clapping ladies
in their gaudy flowered dresses
and the beer-bellied men
can feel the drum
striking in their throats

a beat that is now hardly felt
by the silent wraiths
making their own unseen procession
on the village green

the farmer is there,
who harnessed his ox
and milked each cow
with his own hands
on clean gray mornings
the hymn writer
playing the pump organ
at the meeting house
on Sundays
the buckskinned savage
who opened the secrets
of the new land
to new minds
and set his home
in any valley

the carpenter
who knew each work in his shop
and shaped it with his sure hands

the mother who made soap and butter
and raised her children
and read them the bible by the fire
the pastor
who shook the walls
and spoke thunder,
who was listened to
understood
and believed

other shadows are also here.
a buffalo shakes his horns,
the flesh on his strong shoulders twitching,
watching calm-faced –
the mustang, mane flying,
writing its history in the dirt with its stamping hoof –

the eagle, who was taken from his home
and fastened by his back
to flags and emblems, and died there, starving

these spirits are now
shadows behind the shadows
on the village green
listening to the big brass bands
and the silence in the crowd’s memories
caused by the unawareness
in the rest of their minds.

they were once living words
nobility, simplicity,
charity, resourcefulness,
optimism, knowledge.
They weren’t invited
to this century.
They’re left
to watch the parade
from their view;
the view of
things forgotten,
left behind,
refused,
or ignored.








Maude Larke has come back to her own writing after years of ‘real’ work in the American, English and French university systems, analyzing others’ texts and films.  She has also returned to the classical music world as an ardent amateur, after fifteen years of piano and voice in her youth.  She has several short stories and poems, three novels, and two screenplays to offer so far.  Publications include Cyclamens and SwordsSketchbook and The Centrifugal Eye.

THE WEEKEND:

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SATURDAY APRIL 30th:

BENJY FOX-ROSEN CD RELEASE PARTY:


CTMD’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture
presents an incredible evening of Yiddish music and dancing. Come celebrate the CD release of Benjy Fox-Rosen’s Tick Tock, a new recording of Yiddish song from the acclaimed bassist/singer of the Luminescient Orchestrii and the Michael Winograd Trio. The evening will begin with a set of Yiddish song by Adrienne Cooper. And we’ll top it all off with a Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance party! At the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave between East 9th St. & St. Mark’s Place in Manhattan. Admission $10. (7:30-11:00PM)


SUNDAY MAY 1st:

Columbia University 2011 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION.

2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Curated by Larissa Harris
(Featured Photo by Yeon Joong Yue)

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 1, 2-5pm

Fisher Landau Center for Art
38-27 30th Street, Long Island City, New York
MAP
www.flcart.org

Exhibition Hours:
Friday-Tuesday 12-5pm
May 1-22, 2011

SEE ARTIST’S WORK BY CLICK BELOW:
Inbal Abergil
Maria Antelman
Adam Axel
Guy Ben-Ari
Alexander Carver
Matthew Fischer
Nadja Frank
Jesse A.Greenberg
Nora Griffin
Emily Henretta
Christopher Jehly
Yve Laris Cohen
Joseph Michael Lopez
Pooneh Maghazehe
Norbert Clyde Martinez Jr.
Tracy Molis
Nick Paparone
Rory Parks
Stephanie Prussin
Christine Rebet
Brie Ruais
William Santen
Julia Sherman
Walter Benjamin Smith
Francisco Vidal
Leah Wolff
Yeon Joong Yue

MATT MARBLE & STEVE BARSOTTI @ THE STONE:

Illustration by Matt Marble

8 pm
Matt Marble: Chain reactions and other music
Alex Waterman (cello) Katie Young (bassoon) Tucker Dulin (trombone) Andrew Lafkas (bass) Bob Jones (bass) Jim Altieri (violin) Kate Campbell (piano) Michael Vincent Waller (stereo) Ernie Brooks of Modern Lovers (bass) Till By Turning
Composer, improviser, and strategist Marble presents an evening of chain reaction improvisations, Arthur Russell homages, and maybe a string quartet

LISTEN.

10 pm
Steve Barsotti
Steve Barsotti (electronics)
Seattle-based sound artist/improviser/instrument builder Steve Barsotti performs music for invented instruments, field recordings, and electronics.

LISTEN. (recommend, terraces.)