Dear Friends of the International Aphasia Movement, “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Mary Griffin, as well as people with aphasia and those who don’t have aphasia, “Songs From Aphasia” is premiering on April 12 and 13, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Many of you know about this piece which is inspired by Harvey N. Alter and is structured around themes of music, speech and memory.
I thought you might like to see something from the current issue of the “The New Yorker.” I’ve also included the announcement with the names of the ensemble members who will be playing live and the participants who were interviewed on audio and video.
I hope you will join us,
The New Yorker
ROULETTE: “SONGS FROM APHASIA”
April 12 2016 – April 13 2016
“Blue” Gene Tyranny, a legend of Gotham’s experimentalist scene, and the writer Mary Griffin are the creators of this new multimedia oratorio, an elaborate set of songs that take as inspiration the stories of “aphasians,” people who struggle to regain their ability to speak after strokes or traumatic injuries. Their collaborators include a string ensemble that features such musicians as Conrad Harris and Lev Zhurbin, along with a quartet of singers, the video artist Ursula Scherrer,
and the music director Chris Berg.
Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th APRIL 2016
performed by Eric Barsness, Magda Gartner, Diana Solomon Glover, Conrad Harris, James Ilgenfritz, Pauline Kim, Peter Stewart, Alexander Waterman, Lev Zhurbin, Christopher Berg, Music Director
with International Aphasia Movement participants Yelena Balandina, June Chu, Herbert Frenkel, M.D., Thelma Hudgins, Yair Kagan, Barbara Peters, and Andy Polon
Subway: Train lines 2, 3, 4, 5, D, M, N, R, B & Q
and the LIRR arrive at Atlantic Avenue-Barclay’s Center;
G train to Fulton Street. A, C, Trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
Car: Roulette can be easily reached via the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, &
the BQE one block fromthe intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenues.