Saturday, August 16

Non Sequitur Festival

Just a reminder... I rehearsed my piece with the band on Thursday night and it sounds pretty good, if I do say so myself. The other pieces I've heard are all really excellent as well. I'm excited/nervous but mostly excited.

CCi ComposersCollaborative inc presents
The 8th Non Sequitur Summer Festival — 5 evenings of Performance
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (Tribeca), NYC

August 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 @ 8PM
By subway: 1 & 9 to Franklin St or 6, N/R, Q/W, A/C/E to Canal St

Tickets: gen’l $25 students/seniors $20

Information: Composers Collaborative

Non Sequitur 2008

Rejection: a series of slips and falls

Rejection: a series of slips and falls – an unprecedented run of 5 performances of 5 commissions. ComposersCollaborative inc. (CCi) assembles a cast with 5 composers, 5 poets, 7 musicians & 2 theater artists. The composers and poets pair up, create five new works, and perform them with NON SEQUITUR house band NEWSPEAK. Musical and literary worlds collide, styles are stretched, and creative envelopes are pushed to unpredictable yet always entertaining heights.

Regie Cabico, returns as literary curator and irrepressible host. Our spoken word contingent – Anselm Berrigan, Bakar Wilson, Cheryl Burke, and Douglas A. Martin – descend from New-York-School Royalty to a generation of slam hip hop champions. Our roster of composers – David First, Jennifer Griffith, Kate Soper, Sima Wolf, and CCi Artistic Director Jed Distler – brings together home-grown mavericks, experimentalists and not-yet-categorized voices. The cast is abetted by director Arnold Barkus, lighting designer David Lovett, and Newspeak – Eileen Mack (clarinets), Dave Broome (synthesizer/piano), Taylor Levine (guitar), David T. Little (drums) – with Mellissa Hughes (diva). All are geared up to write a new creative chapter in the CCi NON SEQUITUR mode.

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