May 2, 2016

Poetry Electric: Ω▽ Ohmslice and The Children

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Ω▽ Ohmslice — Composer/original instrument maker, Bradford Reed & poet/singer, Jane LeCroy (Sister Spit, Nu Voices, The Icebergs), joining forces to make New Psychedelic Sounds conveying transcendental messages transmitted from the cosmos, providing you with truly transportive XperiMENTAL grooviness. Get your electrical resistance on with Experimental, Improvisational, Music and Literature bathed in extraordinary extras of special guest musicians. Must see Bradford Reed’s newest instrument connected to the conduit of Jane’s grip of the alphabet messing with Time, our shining bridge. Come see hear, cosmic vibrations; we are tethered to other worlds.

With video projections by Chris Jordan who explores the medium of light, movement, and time through the use of technology. His installations have appeared at the Moma, The New Museum, The Whitney, The Museum of Natural History, The Chelsea Museum, Times Square, numerous galleries and clubs; and the incidental spaces in-between.

The Children are vocalist-lyricist Michael Wiener, an actor, performer and writer, Jim Filer Coleman of the late lamented Cop Shoot Cop, also a J.G. Thirwell collaborator, film composer and producer and Phil Puleo of Swans. The Children... put out a self-released record in the late aughts, and have played in theaters, galleries, boutiques, clubs, churches, and as guests on WFMU, also contributing tracks to the burlesque doc Exposed, a Berlin Film Festival Best Film nominee, alongside Jon Spencer, Elysian Fields, Thirwell, etc. The band's extended family includes Phil's bandmate in Swans, guitarist Norman Westberg, John Nowlin of 90s legends Barkmarket, the noted cellist Kirsten McCord, downtown chanteuse Shelley Hirsch, and others, all adventurous, uncompromising musicans and performers of the highest order, survivors, kindred spirits. Songwriting begins with improvisation, which threads its way into and sometimes overtakes live shows. A new album is in the works.

Poetry Electric


The Poetry Electric fuses music, movement, sound, and dance with the spoken word and presents artists working in a wide range of styles including beatboxing, jazz and hip-hop theatre. This series has presented over 200 emerging poets from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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