BRICK ALLEY BLOCK PARTY 50/50 WINNING TICKET: 2356799
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Pitch Thursdays
January 25, 2018

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Live Music with Matt Garrison and The ColorScapers
Art Opening with Art by Andre Junget and Dorothy Schmidt
Live Music Begins at 6:30  in the Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room

$5 suggested donation; proceeds go to the musician

The ColorScapers is a jazz outfit comprised of two like-minded friends who set out to find new sounds, shapes, and colors in the music. The band is energetic, interactive, and spontaneous and at some point will play something that tickles the fanciest of your fancies.
www.mattgarrisonmusic.com


Photo Credit: Anthony Rhoades

Photo Credit: Anthony Rhoades

An Evening with Katayoun Goudarzi
(Featuring Kevin Hayes and Sergio Krakowski)
Saturday, Feb 24 2018 - 7:30pm
$15 Adults, $12 senior/student/military
Purchase Tickets Here

Note: Tickets will not be mailed for this event. Ticket holders' names will be at the door.


Please note: Due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene, the Dye Works Space is not ADA compliant. Please call us at 845-947-7108 for more information on accessibility options.

 GARNER Arts Center proudly presents Iranian vocalist and acclaimed performer, Katayoun Goudarzi. Goudarzi is known for maximizing the musical qualities of classical Persian poetry using different styles of singing and recitation and will be joined for an evening length performance by renowned artists Kevin Hayes (piano) and Sergio Krakowski (Pandeiro “Brazilian Tambourine”). The artists will perform in the brick lined Dye Works Space on February 24th, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the GARNER Historic District. The program will feature the beauty of Goudarzi’s distinctive melodic style while showcasing contemporary expressions of the cultural traditions from her native Tehran. The primary art form of Iran has long been poetry and Goudarzi has been a serious student of this rich tradition over the past three decades. These years of study have resulted in an accurate style of recitation and musical interpretation that blends an emotive rendition of the poetry with meticulous attention to the linguistic and lyrical integrity of the piece. Goudarzi, of the Saffron Ensemble, has an extensive repertoire of successful which include: "Dawning" with The Grammy award nominee Shujaat Husain Khan, saxophonist and composer, Tim Ries [of the Rolling Stones], Jazz Pianist and composer, Kevin Hays, and Tabla artist Abhiman Kaushal and more. Goudarzi is a perfectionist who pays meticulous attention to details. She's constantly experimenting in hopes of honoring the spirit and sense of the poetry she loves.” – Broadway World

 Pianist Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the premier jazz pianists of his generation. Many of his 15 recordings as leader have received critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as a “Coup de Coeur” from the Académie Charles Cros (France). A prolific sideman appearing on over 60 records, Kevin’s long list of notable musical associations include records with Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, and Al Foster. The New Day Trio is Hays’ latest project with bassist Rob Jost (Bjork, Tony Scherr) and drummer Greg Joseph (Steve Kuhn, Art Garfunkel). Sergio Krakowski has dedicated his whole life to the Pandeiro, also known as the Brazilian Tambourine. In twenty years of career Krakowski has shared the stage with countless acclaimed artists and has been involved in many musical projects. Krakowski joined Edmar Castañeda’s World Music Ensemble, created a duo project with Cyro Baptista which played at the legendary experimental music headquarter, The Stone, and joined the Choro Aventuroso, Anat Cohen's Brazilian music band that performed in Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 54 Below, and the Umbria Winter Jazz Festival. Besides his musical career, Krakowski used his PhD in Computer Music to allow percussion instruments to create real time dialogues between percussionist and computer. This research turned into an electronic music project named “Talking Drums” that has been commissioned by the NY State Council of the Arts and presented in a myriad of stages such as The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, Drom - NYC, (Le) Poisson Rouge - NYC, Oi Futuro - Rio de Janeiro, and at the Museum of Moving Image - Queens - NYC, as part of the NY Electronic Art Festival 2015.


Photo Credit: Chris Jordan

Photo Credit: Chris Jordan

FYRN
Bowed Guitar Ensemble
Saturday, Mar 24 2018
730p
$15 Adults, $12 senior/student/military
Purchase Tickets Here

Note: Tickets will not be mailed for this event. Ticket holders' names will be at the door.
Please note: Due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene, the Dye Works Space is not ADA compliant. Please call us at 845-947-7108 for more information on accessibility options.

FYRN is a bowed guitar ensemble that performs ambient compositions by ensemble leader Geoff Gersh. Using metal files to bow the guitars, the sounds produced are ghostly, yet beautiful, and create lush soundscapes that engulf the audience as the ensemble sets up in a large circle around the audience in unique spaces. This evening length performance will be held in the stunning 8,000 sq ft warehouse space, Dye Works, located within the GARNER Historic District. Audiences will watch the piece come alive around them as Gersh conducts the piece from the center of the room, immersing audiences in the artists’ creative process.  

 Composer/guitarist Geoff Gersh explores the sonic boundaries of the electric guitar with and without the aid of electronic devices and found objects to produce sounds one would normally not associate with the guitar.  Geoff composes for and performs to silent films with two groups he leads, Reel Orchestrette and Black Lodge, on a regular basis at the Nitehawk Cinema, Little Cinema and Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. In November 2009, Gersh was awarded a Swing Space grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in NYC for the presentation of his composition ‘Memory In Night’, for 6 electric guitars bowed with metal files, in an old bank vault 2 levels below Wall St.  Also in 2009, he performed in Rhys Chatham’s “A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars” at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. Gersh has been playing the electric zither in the Off-Broadway show BLUE MAN

GROUP since 1998 and subbed in the Broadway hit ROCK OF AGES from 2013-2015. He has received grants from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer, SOS from NYFA, was awarded a New York Dance & Performance Award (Bessie) in 2000 among others.

 www.geoffgersh.com
www.ambientfields.com