Unusual Pairings of Legendary Downtown Creators at Howl!

DUO #1: The Cutouts: Keith Patchel and The Venus Orbit with Poet Bob Holman

Thursday, April 12, 2018 / 7 PM Free

The performance at Howl! Happening will debut Patchel’s The Cutouts (Matisse), a new music song cycle using the poetry of Bob Holman—who will be performing—and based on Henri Matisse’s cut paper works. Featured performers include musicians Clara Francesca and Cantata Fan, with projections by Alexis Kandra. The Cutouts (Matisse) is Bob Holman’s third chapbook with PeKa Boo Press. Holman’s poems take Matisse’s freestyle handling of paper and sets it free to dance and form poems of tenderness and whimsicality.

3 Nights Only: Thursday, April 19, 2018; Friday, May 18, 2018; and Friday, June 22, 2018 / 7 PM / Free

Howl! Happening is pleased to present an evening of songs bringing together two legendary Downtown creators, Eszter Balint and Stew. I HATE MEMORY, a wistful travelogue through the winsome past of Eszter Balint, stars the streets of New York City and co-stars the 20th century. It also features appearances by joy, lies, crime, family, bellowing, sadness, imagination, bodegas, amnesia, fame, immigration, creating, shame (that most loyal of friends!), shaking rhythms, b&w zombies, Mrs. Hot Stuff, and more. With Eszter singing and guitar and violin; Stew, quieter singing and guitar; Vincent Sperrazza, drums; and Kato Hideki on bass.