WGXC-90.7 FM

Free show Friday with authors, rappers, poets

Sep 19, 2010 2:34 pm
WGXC/WORD! show kicks off the WGXC/Prometheus Radio Project Station Barnraising Friday night with free admission at 7:30 p.m. at Cannonball Factory, 359 Columbia St. in Hudson. Celebrating text+sound and word+music. Curated by Lee Bradshaw, Jeffrey Lependorf, Sam Truitt, and Chad Weckler.

WGXC: Hands-On Radio, a new community radio station serving Greene and Columbia counties, will soon go live. On Friday, September 24, WGXC and the Prometheus Radio Project present an evening of free performances kicking off the WGXC/Prometheus Radio Station Barnraising (September 24-26). Drawing on the high concentration of literary and musical talent in the area, WORD! pairs some of the counties’ most lauded writers with exceptional musicians and electronic soundscapes. The collaborations created for WORD! celebrate the magic of spoken words with music and the power of the sung word. These include everything from “Baconist” Paul LaFarge reading to the sizzling sound of frying bacon and poet Rebecca Wolff reading along with the haunting vocals of Lady Moon (Ngonda Badila) to short story virtuoso Nelly Reifler reading with Japanese bamboo flute master player Jeffrey Lependorf and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Rob Caldwell playing along with readings from Finnish poet Catharina Gripenberg and Catalan poet Gemma Gorga Lopez. These collaborations and others will be followed by a musical set featuring some of the hottest urban sounds around, including hip-hip legend Sean Delaney, R&B
sensation TIMOtion, and the luscious pop vocals of Anneice Cousin. Throughout
the evening, performance artist Kathe Izzo—The Love Artist—will appear “unbound.” The evening can also be heard on www.WGXC.org.

The complete list of performers: Robert Caldwell, Cooga, Anneice Cousin, Sean Delaney, Denero Man, DW Gibson, Catharina Gripenberg, Dave King, Paul LaFarge, Jeffrey Lependorf, Rachel Levitsky, Gemma Gorga Lopez, Lady Moon, Phil “The Guitar Man,” Nelly Reifler, Julian Seidenberg, TIMOtion, Sam Truitt, Van Diesel, Rebecca Wolfe, plus The Love Artist “Unbound.” More information: 518-291-WGXC