It’s the fall season and New York is revving back up with art openings, book launches, and the first ever La Di Da Film Festival, plus so much more!
As a complement to last week’s performance by Pauline Oliveros at the New Museum, composer, performer, and visual artist Arnold Dreyblatt presents his Turntable History / Spin Ensemble at Issue Project Room.
Laura Vitale’s White Sands invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and as a place to experiment. Vitale has created a research laboratory to test the audio-visual properties and material behaviors of gypsum plaster.
A special benefit for guitarist Tom Carter will take place at Issue Project Room, with performances by Thurston Moore, with his new project Chelsea Light Moving, guitarist Steve Gunn, White Out with Dave Shuford, and more.
The Joshua Light Show is BACK! Founded by Joshua White in the 1906s, the show returns on the scene with spectacular musical and visual performance in collaboration with a wide array of contemporary artists, including but not at all limited to Zeena Parkins, Terry Riley, John Zorn, and Lou Reed, all taking place at NYU’s Skirball Center through September 16th.
Electric Literature—in collaboration with The Atavist, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and BOMB Magazine—presents the Literary Death Match at Le Poisson Rouge. Judges Jon Ronson, Touré, and Jamie Lee will witness the face-off between four worthy contestants Matt Sumell, Tina Rosenberg, Jason Diamond, and Courtney Maum. Get blood on your hands.
In conjunction with 92Y Tribeca, BOMB is proud to announce the launch of the very first La Di Da Fim Festival, founded by Miriam Bale. The festival begins today and runs through the weekend, with screenings of not-to-miss independent films by Josh Safdie, Maiko Endo, Kentucker Audley, Stephen Gurewitz, Amy Seimetz, Dustin Guy Defa, John Wilson, and more! A launch party for the North American premier of Endo’s film Kuichisan will be held this evening at the Woolworth Building. Please RSVP!
The Berkshire Word Festival begins today and runs all weekend, featuring a stunning array of writers and poets, including John Berendt, Adam Gopnik, Francine du Plessix Gray, Mary Jo Salter, Matthew Pearl, Claire Messud, Harold Augenbraum, Roxana Robinson, Alison Larkin, Susan Kinsolving, Joshua Henkin, Heidi Julavits, Dani Shapiro, and Elissa Schappell.