Free live music and poetry: Edwin Torres & NewBorn Trio (Katie Down, Miguel Frasconi, Jeffrey Lependorf)

Friday, June 9th, 5:30–7pm—

Free live music and poetry: Edwin Torres & NewBorn Trio (Katie Down, Miguel Frasconi, Jeffrey Lependorf)

The Flow Chart Foundation has partnered with Kitty’s (60 South Front Street, Hudson, NY) to offer a series of free and fabulous poetry (and some music, too) events in Kitty’s Garden.

Have a beer and tickle your ears. No registration needed!

Edwin Torres is a NYC native, and editor of The Body In Language: An Anthology (Counterpath Press). His current book Quanundrum: i will be your many angled thing (Roof Books) received a 2022 American Book Award from The Before Columbus Foundation. Other books include: Xoeteox: the collected word object (Wave Books), The Animal’s Perception of Earth (DoubleCross Press), and Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press). Multi-disciplinary collaborations with a wide range of cultural nomads have contributed to the development of his bodylingo poetics. He has received fellowships from NYFA, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and The DIA Foundation, among others. Anthologies include: New Weathers: Poetics from the Naropa Archives, The Difference Is Spreading: 50 Contemporary Poets on Fifty Poems, and Poets In The 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement.

NewBorn Trio (Katie Down, Miguel Frasconi, and Jeffrey Lependorf) formed specifically to perform for Kosovo’s first national day of independence—NewBorn Day. This unique ensemble combines handmade and found glass instruments, traditional Asian flutes, plucked strings, and odd sound-making objects to evoke unimaginable musical textures.

Katie Down is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer and music therapist. Her soundscores have been heard at BAM, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theatre, La MaMa, and many other venues in the US and abroad. Katie lives and works in Brooklyn and in the Hudson Valley.

Miguel Frasconi is a composer and improviser whose instrumentarium includes glass objects, electronics, and instruments of his own design. He has composed numerous operas, chamber works, dance scores, and has worked closely with composers John Cage, Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney and Jon Hassell.

Jeffrey Lependorf is a composer and visual artist. He is also Executive Director of The Flow Chart Foundation and directs the Art Omi: Music international musicians residency program. A master player of the shakuhachi (traditional Japanese bamboo flute), he also performs with a variety of other Asian flutes and various objects.

All events will live-stream on WGXC “Radio for Open Ears” (and be archived there soon after)




May 29 2023


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


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