greetings from steamy brooklyn!
my dear friends,
as many of you are well aware, there are certain elements of summer in new york city that could be loathed or savored depending on one's state of mind: the incessant, doppler-effected hurdy-gurdy jingle-mantra of the mr. softee truck, the cool drips of air-conditioner effluent from apartments above onto one's head while walking on the sidewalk, the blast of warm musty air that precedes an approaching subway train.
in the absence of crickets, many cultural institutions throughout the city go to great lengths during the summer months to provide free events which keep the populace in an appreciative mood.
lincoln center's "out of doors" series, of which i have the great honor of being a small part, is a monumental effort to this end.
click here for a calendar of over 100 free music-related events: international, avant-garde, traditional, and experimental:
i will be on hand demonstrating sonic fabric on Sunday august 14th from 2pm to 6pm during "homemade musical instrument day: make and play musical instruments with the mad scientists of music".
hope you can join me there.
if not, i hope you are near some crickets (now there's some radical homemade instrument makers for ya).