Jozef Van Wissem
Jozef Van Wissem is renowned for his ability to appropriate the Renaissance and Baroque lute in the context of contemporary experimental music. By cutting and pasting classical pieces, reversing melodies, "medieval sampling" and adding processed field recordings, Jozef is able to bridge the language of 17th century music with that of the 21st century without compromising the timbre and resonance of traditional lute playing techniques. He runs the Incunabulum label, lectures on 'the liberation of the lute' ( Harvard, Wesleyan Universities, Mills College) and performs throughout the world. He did five releases on Important Records. Most recently he has been commissioned by London's National Gallery to compose a sound piece to Hans Holbein's painting "The Ambassadors".myspace
Tr-HANDS-formation is a five piece ensemble that plays improv music using world instruments, including world flutes and world percussion. No two performances are the same, you don't want to miss this one!
This and all First Thursday performances are made possible by the generosity of the Friends of Schlow Library. Thank you, Friends!
$5 suggested donation
Crow Tongue began after tiMOTHy recorded the particularly apocalyptic album, "Hoofbeat, Caw, and Thunder" which found him singing about huge gatherings of crows he took for harbingers of the End Times. Having previously made music with the acid-experimental-folk band Stone Breath, tiMOTHy was seeking something new.
Ben Reynolds is a songwriter, solo steel string guitarist and improviser from Glasgow, Scotland. His recent solo work has focused on his unique take on folk-derived acoustic guitar styles, though his background also includes everything from ambient electronics to avant-garde improvisation.
Crow Tongue - CANCELLED
Due to Illness.
November is a HUGE month for First Thursday activities and Schlow Library has an awesome offering. The Tussey Mountain Moonshiners will be coming 'round the mountain to show us how to get down and enjoy traditional Pennsylvanian folk music. It's a hootenanny and a hoe-down, all ages are welcome! We dare you to stay sitting during this lively presentation.more info