BAM Brooklyn Next Festival:
Kimiko Hahn, poet + Harold Schecter, writer
Alan Licht - Puzzle Number 1
Kimiko Hahn is the author of seven books of poems, including: The Narrow Road to the Interior (W.W. Norton, 2006), a collection of work influenced by the classical Japanese forms, tanka and zuihitsu. She has also written text for film, most recently, Everywhere at Once, based on Peter Lindbergh’s still photos and narrated by Jeanne Moreau. At present she is working on a sequence based on essays in the science section of The New York Times. She teaches in the MFA program at Queens College, CUNY.
Harold Schechter is the bestselling author of DEVIANT and five other historical true-crime classics, as well as a series of mystery novels starring Edgar Allen Poe. His latest study of popular culture, Savage Pastimes: A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment, has garnered praise for its provocative focus, as well as its elegant prose style. He teaches American literature at Queens College, CUNY—and can be caught on cable shows on serial killers and cannibals.
Alan Licht is an guitarist and composer, living in Brooklyn whose work combines elements of pop, noise, free jazz and minimalism. His earliest musical influences, in the 1970s, were mainstream rock bands like the Bee Gees and Wings—he remarks in an interview with Paris Transatlantic magazine that 'What made me want to play guitar was that painting of Wings in concert in the gatefold of Wings Over America. It looked so exciting... I wanted to be part of it.' Later, in school, he listened to punk and no wave bands like Mission of Burma, Hüsker Dü and Sonic Youth. However, his musical trajectory was set when his guitar teacher gave him a copy of Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, which would lead to his discovery of other minimalist music. Licht majored in Film Studies at Vassar College in New York. Since the 1980s, he has worked and recorded with the bands Lovechild and then Run On, and with other avant-garde musicians including Jim O'Rourke, Rudolph Grey, Loren Mazzacane Connors, and La Monte Young. Puzzle Number 1 is a new piece for pre-recorded tape and live radio transmission that deals with issues of volume thresholds, audibility and inaudibility, interruption, the assertion of the individual within society, and mortality.
8:00 p.m.; $10
*Brooklyn-bound F / G trains to Carroll St.
2.5 blocks from stop (between Bond & Nevins)
*15 minutes from 2nd Ave. F stop
10 minutes from Metropolitan Ave. G stop
*Brooklyn-bound R train to Union St.
Walk 3 blocks west; left onto Nevins; right onto Carroll
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