Hi! I’ve got news!
I’m playing CMJ with a bunch of truly incredible musicians in October:
Stephanie Richards — Trumpet and Voice (a free improv jazz and classical player)
Alicia Jo Rabins — Violin and Voice (an indie/folk/classical player)
Sarah Bouchard — Mandolin and Voice (a folk player)
Qasim Naqvi — Percussion (a free improv jazz and classical player)
Aakaash Israni — Contrabass (a free improv jazz and classical player)
October 18th (opening night) of CMJ 8:30PM at The Living Room
Also, two new videos:
291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
Starting at 6:30
Angela Ashman is an editor at The Village Voice. Her fiction has appeared in Fence and on Opium.com, and she was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers.
Dylan Landis is the author of Normal People Don’t Live Like This, a novel-in-stories that made Newsday’s Ten Best Books of 2009 and More magazine’s Top 100 Books Every Woman Should Read. She has received 2010 fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Eric Lindley makes textual, aural, visual and participatory work as often as he has time and money to do. His written work has appeared in Fence, Joyland, Antennae, Shampoo, and Eaogh, and has been performed at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, REDCAT, the Knitting Factory and Machine Project.
Shelly Oria has published fiction in McSweeney’s, The Indiana Review, Quarterly West, cream city review, and the Spectrum Anthology. She has served as senior editor at Storyscape and has taught at the Baccalaureate School for Global Education. She curates the Actors Reading Writers series and is the co-producer of Literary Death Match Tel Aviv. She holds a BA from Tel Aviv University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence.
Thursday, April 7, 7pm: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Lounge
Yelena Zhelezov, Chi-Wang Yang and I will be performing “The Live-Long Day”, a cross between multimedia theater performance and fine art installation. Yelena is an exciting, playful artist and puppetrix who has a talent for creating wonderfully oblique metaphorical instantiations of ideas that manage to be both whimsical and critically engaged. Chi-Wang is a theater director and artist who constantly redefines the boundaries and possibilities of theatrical and non-theatrical performative experience. If you can, please come see the result of our efforts!
Sunday, April 10, 11pm-2am: KXLU
The sincere and engaging Mystic Pete has invited me to play live and share some music on his great show on KXLU. I’ll be playing a lot of esoteric and beautiful music by friends and people I admire who combine art, academia, electronics and songwriting.
Sunday, April 17, 3:30pm: Outpost for Contemporary Art
I’ll be reading with Lidia Yuknavitch and Janice Lee on family and abjection. Janice is a deeply theoretical and fascinating writer who manages to represent the emotional complexities of human existence and cognition. Lidia is an incredibly engaging reader and writer, who’s work ranges over several genres, but is always both critically informed, inventive, and affecting.
Sunday, April 17, evening/night: The Smell (Downtown LA)
I’ll be playing with Daylong Valleys of the Nile (members of Lavender Diamond—and talented at combining complex harmonic movement with an energetic, improvised feel) and the wonderful Girls in Trouble (who beautifully weave informed and innovative readings of esoteric religious figures with intricate songwriting and compelling, interlocking melodies—Highly Recommended bands and venue and altogether night!
btw, all future events will conform to the formalism of a kind of ad hoc fibonacci-ish sequence…. so, April 7, 10, 17, 27…….
Playing some new songs, distributing an EP so special that its name must nae bee sprake.
I’m slotted for 10:30 (after Daniel Ahearn and Marcus Very Ordinary), and think that I will be going on pretty precisely at that time, so be warned, and not late!
Hope you can come!
Most music lovers discover the discreet charm and amazing therapeutic power of gentle music when their lives enter the hectic phase (late 20s?). Here at The Deli we created a genre category for this kind of music, called “Mellow Core“. Belonging to this genre is Careful, the project of published writer, orchestral composer, visual artist, and part time builder-of-robots Eric Lindley. His tunes, tied together by a soft, whispered approach and by attention to texture, mix more or less traditional songwriting with sparse and dreamy electronic effects, often slightly dissonant, but always tastefully realized. Careful will be playing live at Death By Audio on April 30th – mark your calendars. -The Deli Magazine