October 10, 2004 - Whitney Museum of American Art - Soundcheck
October 10, 2004

Soundcheck

Arto Lindsay
SOUNDCHECK

Arto Lindsay
October 15, 7pm

Everton Sylvester and Searching for Banjo
October 22, 7pm

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

Performances begin at 7pm and are FREE with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6-9 pm.

1-800-WHITNEY

www.whitney.org

October 15, 7pm

Arto Lindsay

A downtown pioneer in avant-garde music, Arto Lindsay fuses rhythms, melodies and verbal expressions from several cultures and musical genres in provocative ways. Combining a hybrid Brazilian sound inspired by his youth growing up in that country during the 1960s in the midst of the eclectic Tropicalia movement with his experiences from his late 1970s work with noise bands, his music moves past the limitations of free improvisation and noise works to embrace pop forms in his own unique synthesis of musical styles. Lindsay has collaborated with many legendary figures such Brian Eno, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, and John Zorn, to mention only a few, and continues to develop a multifaceted persona as an internationally renown performer, musician, vocalist, producer, guitarist, and songwriter. For his SoundCheck, he performs a solo evening on guitar.

October 22, 7pm
Everton Sylvester and Searching for Banjo

Poet Everton Sylvester favors off-beat chamber narratives, delivering each poem-with-music like a song. With resonant lyrics framed within his burnished Jamaican cadences, Sylvester tells short stories of relationships on the brink, cases of false arrest, and trouble with intimate body piercings. All the while, his rhythm and riff-based jazz provides noir-tension, coloring, and emphasis. His ensemble called searching for banjo includes bass, percussion, saxophone, and clarinet. Sylvester teaches writing and Caribbean literature at the City University of New York and is also lead poet with the band the Brooklyn Funk Essentials.

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