5–6 April 2017
Ecstatic Peace Library
With Ecstatic Magazine Present
Springtime Poetry & Music
Curated by Thurston Moore and Radieux Radio
See individual day listings for full line-up and details.
Ecka Mordecai has played in Renaissance (viola de gamba) and Classical (cello) musics, free improvisation (extended/prepared cello) and sound art (sculpture, compositon).
Currently based in Manchester, UK, she is composing for record ('cello, objects, modular synthesiser and fire).The recording will be released this summer on Cuspeditions record label.
Adi Tal was the winner of the Muriel Taylor Cello Prize and the Making Music Award for Young Concert Artists, Adi Tal is emerging as one of the most dynamic young cellists of her generation.
Adi has participated in the Perlman Music Program, Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, Ravinia Festival, Vebier Academy, Schleswig Holstein Master Classes, London Master Classes, Banff Music Festival and is a regular participant at the Master Classes and Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove. She has won awards from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Ronen Foundation and the Raphael Sommer Music Scholarship Trust.
Devin Brahja Waldman is a New York saxophonist, drummer, synthesizer player and composer. He has performed with Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Lydia Lunch, Daniel Carter and Sam Shalabi. He has accompanied his aunt, the poet Anne Waldman, since the age of ten. He leads a NYC/Montreal-based band, B R A H J A, performs in Heroes Are Gang Leaders (started by poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis) and is a member of Artists For A Free World Marching Band, led by Patricia and William Parker. Along with Anne Waldman and his cousin Ambrose Bye, Waldman co-directs Fast Speaking Music—a music and poetry label which has released the works of Amiri Baraka, Meredith Monk, CA Conrad, Clark Coolidge, Eileen Myles and many others.
(photo credit: Isaac Rosenthal)
CA CONRAD’S childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. The author of 9 books of poetry and essays, the latest is titled While Standing In Line For Death and is forthcoming from Wave Books (September 2017). He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Banff, RADAR, Flying Ojbect and Ucross.