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Notes on Fiction: Killdeer's Nick Flynn and Guy Barash

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Wednesday, 7:00 pm October 16, 2019

Curated and hosted by Kathleen Supové, the Notes on Fiction series features some of the best performers and composers in new music, creating work inspired by favorite pieces of fiction. Kathleen Supové is one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist is, in today’s world.

This installment chronicles a decade-long collaboration between author Nick Flynn and composer Guy Barash. Featured musicians: Seth Gilman, baritone; and Kathleen Supové, piano.

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    Nick Flynn

    Nick Flynn

    Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an electrician, and as a case-worker with homeless adults. His most recent book is My Feelings (Graywolf, 2015), a collection of poems. In 2019, two new books will appear, Stay (Ze Books), a collection of collaborations and writings, as well as I Will Destroy You (Graywolf), a collection of poems. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.

  • Guest Photo - Guy Barash by Dor Malka - Carla Cain-Walther

    Guy Barash

    Guy Barash

    Composer Guy Barash abandons the confines of genre, inventing a sound world that is uniquely his own. His series of compositions for solo instruments and real-time digital signal processing, Talkback, was hailed as being “at once divine, serene and haunting,” and has been performed internationally. His debut album, Facts About Water, which chronicles a five-year collaboration with Flynn, was released on Innova Recordings in 2014.

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    Killdeer

    Killdeer

    Killdeer, the bird (charadrius vociferous), pretends to be hurt (the “broken wing act”), to lure predators away from its nest. Killdeer, the band (charadrius mutarous), manifests in various incarnations—each with its own sound, from punk / folk to ambient noise. In this duo incarnation, Guy Barash paints a sonorous picture of electronic sounds interwoven with Nick Flynn’s reading of poetry from his forthcoming book I Will Destroy You.