Peter Flint & Ben Kaplan
Friday, June 22, 2012
551 West 21st Street at 11th Avenue, Unit 204A
New York City
For the past several months, guitarist Ben Kaplan and I have been collaboratively composing music inspired by Dorthothy Simpson Krause’s gorgeous series of photographs of the Everglades, entitled River of Grass. On June 22 at 7:30pm, we will be performing the fruits of our labors in the presence of the artwork at 571 Projects in Chelsea, NYC. I will be playing accordion with electronics while Ben will be performing on guitar and synthesizer.
“Sheetflow” is a term referring to the broad wide slow flow of water through the Everglades, and in a loose way our music mirrors this slow massive flowing. For Ben, whose background is in post-metal music and for me, coming from a classical tradition, this is a significant stylistic departure that takes us both into new and unexpected musical territory. This short set of wordless songs is our only scheduled performance of this music at the moment so don’t miss this chance to hear it!
571 Projects is a lovely pocket-sized art gallery in Chelsea in just about the last building of artists studios left in Manhattan. Unfortunately this is the last show at this gallery as the building is slated to be torn down in September to make way for more luxury condos. Gallery owner, Sophie Brechu West, has really poured her heart and soul into the place. Please come out and show your support for the space, the art and the music at this one of a kind event.
Admission is FREE!
But space is limited so please RSVP to [email protected] so we have a rough headcount and enough seating in place.