Get yourself raring for the weekend - I threw together this mix for the folks at LA Record to give a little taste of what Monday night’s set will be like with Hanni El Khatib at the Black Boar.
We will surely be blaring these in the chase car on the way to show Saturday night as well. Hope to see you San Franciscans at the Crescent TOMORROW. If you find yourself in Los Angeles, make it out and say hello between sets.
ELLEN STEWART HAS DIED. BROOKLYN EXPERIMENTAL THEATER SOCIETY WILL CONVENE THIS SATURDAY
ELLEN STEWART HAS DIED. BROOKLYN EXPERIMENTAL THEATER SOCIETY WILL CONVENE THIS SATURDAY For the Second time…
First off, the Free Belarus Theater has slipped out of Belarus to present their work “Being Harold Pinter” at the LaMama Experimental Theater at 74 West Fourth Street near Bowery. There are German composers represented in white busts on the front exterior of the building. In 1896 it was the former home of the Aschenbroedel Verein which was a society dedicated to German composers. Here is the history of the building: http://leshp.org/history/component/content/article/87-14th-to-houston/52-e4th-lot-by-lot-history . Among the actors who got their start at LaMama are Robert DeNiro, and Harvey Keitel who by chance attended the inaugural meeting of the Experimental Theater Society.
Thirdly, the lady who founded the place and lived upstairs died yesterday. Maybe at the Saturday show, Harvey Keitel will come to show his respect and will incidentally become the most famous person to have attended both meetings of the Brooklyn Experimental Theater Society. Here is the obit: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/theater/14stewart.html?_r=3
Fourthly, myself and Nami cannot attend and had to give up our tickets but never fear, Matt Kroening and an unnamed “date” have taken our places. Nami’s father is in town which I did not know at the time I called this meeting to order, and I will be in attendance at the Chamber Music Association’s concert at Symphony Space on Saturday evening. I have a feeling this theater will be truly Experimental, playing fast and loose, fanning the flames of my fever dreams. Rob Bronco has notified me that he is willing to part with his ticket, but that if no suitable alternative is found, he will gladly attend.