150 Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031
Category: Performing Arts Venues
The first of a two-part collaboration involving jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, poet Mike Ladd, and poet-Iraq veteran Maurice Decaul, Holding It Down uses dreams to explore the experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan vets. Iyer employs an electroacoustic palettehis ensemble here includes Guillermo Brown (vocals), Liberty Ellman (guitar), and Kassa Overall (percussion)to map surreal, banal, and ultraviolent psychic souvenirs. GEHR
Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., 2012