After our successful run of “I would” in June, we’re moving our operation upstairs at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery for the next installment of TILT, presented in association with Incubator Arts Project in its New Performance Series.
"Construct" imagines the brain of our protagonist as a living pinball machine. Featuring live music by Lynn Wright, and a set designed by visual artist Stephanie Beck and carpenter Chimmy Gunn that grows to entangle the performers, “Construct” evokes the confusion of perspectives that reside inside a man’s head, as illustrated by Don Quixote.
"Construct" includes musicians Eric Eble, Paul Wallfisch, Paul Watson, and Lynn Wright, and performers Rachel Cohen, Warren Craft, Alisa Fendley, and Masumi Kishimoto; lighting design by Jon Harper; and costumes by Olek.
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A lot of what And the Wiremen play is southwestern gothic, all eerie desert atmospherics and images of death and disillusion, but they put their own spin on the style, sometimes minimalist, sometimes thrashing it a little. They’re sort of a darker, more raw, masculine counterpart to Las Rubias del Norte… like Tom Waits without the cliches. Honest artistry, plain and simple. CLICK TITLE FOR FULL REVIEW.
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…8:30PM BRASS BATS W/ PETE SIMONELLI, FRED WRIGHT, PAUL”WATTY” WATSON Brass Bats are a collaborative and improvisational trio whose members include Paul “Watty’ Watson (Sparklehorse, And The Wiremen) on cornet & trumpet, Fred Wright (Nervous Cabaret) on treated cornet and Pete Simonelli (Enablers) on vocals. Simonelli by turns recites, shouts, bellows, and half-sings poems through the intricate sounds and noise of Wright and Watson.
9:15PM DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO Danielle de Picciotto will be reading from her book, “The Beauty of Transgression” at Small Beast on Monday, August 8. The Beauty of Transgression is Danielle de Picciotto’s memoir of Berlin. The book brings together her accounts of musicians, fashion designers, and club owners as well as other artists and their milieus with unique first-hand descriptions of milestone places and events. It is not only a fascinating collection of stories about key individuals, but also gives an authentic and detailed overview of why Berlin has become one of the most appealing metropolises for creatives from around the world. To underline the Berlin atmosphere she is portraying film clips and photographs will be projected during the reading and her husband Alexander Hacke of the legendary German Band Einstürzende Neubauten will present electronic soundscapes in between the chapters.
10PM THE DUST FIVE FLASH w/LAURA ORTMAN and DANA SCHECHTER Brooklyn’s Laura Ortman plays violin, electric guitar, piano, the Apache violin, pedal steel guitar and sings. In addition to playing with Family Dynamics (w/ members of Stars Like Fleas) and collaborating with visual artists, she also has completed two solo albums both recorded by Martin Bisi. She is White Mountain Apache and works as a hairstylist at NYC’s Fringe Salon.
10:45PM AND THE WIREMEN And The Wiremen is a Brooklyn-based ensemble led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lynn Wright. As the primary songwriter and lyricist, he specifically works and collaborates with core members Paul Watson (Sparklehorse) on trumpet, Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu) on bass, and longtime partner-in-crime, Jon Petrow (Cloudroom) on guitar (with whom Wright also shares time in another laudable Brooklyn-based outfit, Bee and Flower). The experience, ingenuity, and craft this collection of musicians brings to the table is further enhanced by their collective willingness to defy genre. They are improvisatory, whimsical, and pleasurably good at leaving a listener playing a song-to-song guessing game. At times heavily Latin-influenced—- with strokes of Cumbia and an underpinning of Columbian and Brazilian percussion—- these songs comfortably move into jazz, avant-pop, or blues—- sometimes within the same number—- despite a deceptive minimalist approach to song structures. Lyrically, Wright is cogent, funny, and literate; a virtuoso, really. He has a knack for catchy one-liners (hardly throw-away’s) and passages that sound indebted to some wily trident of Faulkner, South American Surrealism and Film Noir—- aspects which combine to push both the music and Wright’s smooth, cool-as-a-cucumber delivery into the lofty realms of fable.
By Subway: Take the J.M or Z train to the Essex Street stop or the F train to Delancey Street stop. Please refer to www.hopstop.com for more details. By Car: From Brooklyn, take the first right off of the Williamsburg Bridge onto Clinton Street