The Wind in the Bellows

(A is for Accordion, encore)

One can argue over the merits of most books music, and in arguing understand the point of view of one's opponent. One may even come to the conclusion that possibly he is right after all. One does not argue about The Wind in the Willows The Wind in the Bellows. The young man gives it to plays it for the girl with whom he is in love, and if she does not like it, asks her to return his letters. The older man tries forces it on his nephew, and alters his will accordingly. The book music is a test of character. We can't criticise it, because it is criticising us. It is a Household Book Music; a book performance which everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually; a book concert which is read aloud forcibly re-played to every new guest and is regarded as the touchstone of this worth. But I must give you one word of warning. When you sit down to it, don't be so ridiculous as to suppose that you are sitting in judgment on my taste, or on the art of Kenneth Grahame ASM. You are merely sitting in judgement on yourself. You may be worthy: I don't know. but it is you who are on trial.

Anthropomorphised by Hubert Chen, Domenica Fossati, Will Holshouser, Jeff Hudgins, Paul Kerekes, Nate Koci, Pat Muchmore, Franz Nicolay, Ron Oswanski, Theresa Rosas, Kamala Sankaram, and Hannah Temple.

NATHAN KOCI - The Implications of Silence for accordion, flute, and violin

ANDREA LA ROSE - what presents itself for violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and accordion

PAT MUCHMORE - S 5e15 for three accordions

DAVID DURST - march of the reanimated for accordion quartet

DAN LASAGA - Bali Adhan for accordion quartet

MAX DUYKERS - End of String for piano four hands and accordion

Friday, May 19, 2017
The Four Bags are at 7:00 PM
ASM is at 8:15 PM
ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn NY 11215
D/N/R to Union St
$15 admission (gets you both sets)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Which is basically to say – your tax dollars at work. Yeah, frightening isn't it?

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