Kitchen House Blend
Editor’s Note: We here at Culturebot have decided to expand our downtown performance horizons to include more music. David Hanlon, a professional pianist and composer living in New York City, will be the first of our new music gurus. He wrote the following post.
The Kitchen, that venerable institution of the downtown arts, promises a particularly fun weekend with their 10th installment of the Kitchen House Blend. It’s a music sampler: The Kitchen commissions three composer/performers of different backgrounds to create three wild pieces for the evening’s house band, a group of versatile performers who can do everything from interpreting graphic scores, to playing strange music inspired by algorithms, to straight-out swing.
This weekend the Kitchen offers the Mexican-French singer and guitarist Geraldine Celerier (appearing as part of the Mexico Now festival), free jazz giant Joe McPhee, and experimental guitarist Elliott Sharp. If you’ve never checked out any free jazz, experimental, or Mexican-French music, this is your chance; you’ll probably like it and if you don’t, just be patient and you’ll have something completely different in a few minutes. For those who need to hedge their bets even further…well, there’s always volunteer ushering.
KITCHEN HOUSE BLEND
November 19 & 20 (Fri and Sat) 8:00 p.m. $15
Lunch Break Performance: November 19 (Fri) 12:00 p.m. $10
512 West 19th Street
(Between 10th and 11th)