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Fri, August 17, 2012
8 - 11PM
THE DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2012 - Day 1
FRIDAY AUGUST 17, 8PM - 11PM
17 Frost Theatre of the Arts - 17 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY www.17frost.com
RADICAL SONGWRITERS FORUM:
8:00- Joe Kidd – from Ann Arbor---topical songs in and beyond the tradition
8:30- Donald Johnson – ballads of work, struggle, life
9:00- FASTER – the duet of soprano saxophone/voice and electric guitar/’junk percussion’ twists song-form into social satire
FILM SCREENING with LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT:
10PM – Fritz Lang’s silent sci-fi/social change film classic 'METROPOLIS' (1927) with a live improvised score by THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA: John Pietaro (xylophone/drumkit/percussion/musical direction), Mossa Bildner (voice), Cheryl Pyle (flute), Quincy Saul (clarinet), Rocco John Iacovone (soprano and alto saxophones), Nick Gianni (tenor saxophone and flute), Ben Barson (baritone saxophone), Javier Hernandez-Miyares (electric guitar/keyboards), Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic (upright bass).
WO STAGES! TWO DAYS! TWO BOROUGHS!
Friday August 17, 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts (Williamsburg, Bklyn) –and- Saturday August 18, the Brecht Forum (Greenwich Village). The 2012 edition of THE DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL will feature an array of artists of conscience as it has over the past seven years. Featured performers include legends of Free Jazz and World Music KARL BERGER and INGRID SERTSO. Another special feature will be a screening of ‘METROPOLIS’ with live accompaniment by the nine hand-picked improvisers of the DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA. The Festival is a showcase of cultural workers and serves as a bridge between the arts and the progressive activist community; it’s where revolutionary New Music meets Topical Song and Free Jazz cavorts with Dissident Poetry and Film! Our art is as rad as our politics ---as it must be…
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