Nellie Tinder, the company of writer/director Julia May Jonas, has created multi-disciplinary work since 2005. Recent works include Evelyn at the Bushwick Starr, For Artists Only at the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, and Take Heart at PS122 with TerraNova, as well as a recent work in progress, Raise Your Voice in Medieval Counterpoint, performed at Prelude2012. NT has been seen frequently at the Catch! Series, curated by Andrew Dinwiddie, Jeff Larson and Caleb Hammons, as well as at the Little Theater Series at Dixon Place, and Jonas’ writing has been published by The Brooklyn Review. Nellie Tinder devotes itself to the creation of work that combines organic formal innovation wth moral investigation. Nellie Tinder is Art. Appropriate and Instructive.
Wednesday, January 9, 6p.m.
Friday, January 11, 2p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 6p.m.
Sunday January 13, 5p.m. and 8p.m.
Monday, January 14, 1p.m.
James Moore performs John Zorn’s The Book of Heads
January 11—12 // $15 general
“[A] compendium of fractious virtuosity” –The New York Times
James Moore offers an encore performance of The Book of Heads by John Zorn: a beautiful, playful, and literally explosive evening of solo guitar music. Written for Eugene Chadbourne in 1978, The Book of Heads is a collection of 35 short etudes which utilize an arsenal of acoustic and electronic techniques involving balloons, children’s toys and common household items. Moore offers a new interpretation of the pieces developed in collaboration with the composer. Time Out New York calls him a “local electric guitar hero” and describes The Book of Heads as “one of the toothiest works from the downtown-music canon … a compendium of virtually impossible solo guitar pieces that showcases fractious virtuosity and nimble reflexes.” The San Diego Reader describes “A knockout success … Like Muddy Waters having a seizure … Tonality was generally abused like a CEO at an S&M Convention.” Moore is currently working with filmmaker Stephen Taylor to create a DVD album and documentary of the project for upcoming release on Tzadik Records.
James Moore is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he has been immersed in New York's creative music community since 2006, earning the title of "local electric guitar hero" by Time Out NY and "model new music citizen" by the NY Times. James is a founding member of the electric guitar quartet Dither, and performs internationally as a soloist and ensemble player. He has worked with Bang on a Can, Alarm Will Sound, Clogs, Object Collection and members of the National. Recent projects include performances of Richard Maxwell’s Neutral Hero, and an upcoming new collaborative piece at BAM with composer David Lang and choreographer Susan Marshall.
Drawing on his experience in a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore punk, classical, klezmer, film, cartoon, popular and improvised music, John Zorn has created an influential body of work that defies academic categories. A native of New York City, he has been a central figure in the downtown scene since 1975, incorporating a wide range of musicians in various compositional formats. He learned alchemical synthesis from Harry Smith, structural ontology with Richard Foreman, how to make art out of garbage with Jack Smith, cathartic expression at Sluggs and hermetic intuition from Joseph Cornell. Early inspirations include American innovators Ives, Varese, Cage, Carter and Partch, the European tradition of Berg, Stravinsky, Boulez and Kagel, soundtrack composers Herrmann, Morricone and Stalling as well as avant-garde theater, film, art and literature.
Friday, January 11, 8p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 2p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at incubatorarts.org or by calling TheaterMania at 212-352-3101. Incubator Arts Project is offering a special price for all three shows of $40. Incubator Arts Project (located inside St. Mark’s Church) • 131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave.) • L to First or Third Ave; R, W to Broadway/8th St.; 6 to Astor Place; N,Q, 4, 5 to Union Sq.