From blue pigments to the Blues, artists select what they need: this is a program about their choices. Marco Leona, a scientist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will talk to us about pigments and color, from indigo to the remarkable Maya blue, and from the arrival in Japan of Prussian blue to the aniline invasion. Guitarist Kenta Nagai and percussion player Satoshi Takeishi, both composers as well, will take us down the road traveled by other blues, perhaps from the Mississippi delta to Chicago. Choosing instruments, choosing styles, creating harmonies.
At 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept.3, 2006 it is, in Roald Hoffmann's Entertaining Science cabaret at the Cornelia Street Cafe (in the Village, at 29 Cornelia Street between Bleecker and W. 4th; Christopher St. is probably the nearest subway stop). 212-989-9319. See their website at www.corneliastreetcafe.com. Admission $10.
Official Website: http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Added by this is emily on August 9, 2006