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Posts by Katrina Dixon

Kinokophonography Night at the Library for the Performing Arts: Hearing is Believing

There is something very unique about a listening program. It is not always typical to sit and listen without explanation or visual stimulation. On the evening of February 6th, about 50 people gathered in Bruno Walter Auditorium for New York's first Kinokophonography Night here at LPA, where we asked the audience to do just that: sit and listen.Read More ›

Kinokophonography Night at the Library for the Peforming Arts

It was March of this year when I first heard from Amanda Belantera, who had begun her initial search for a New York City home for Kinokophonography Night. Amanda, along with the Kinokophone Collective, has produced Kinokophonography events throughout the UK and in Japan. Kinokophone organized the event as a place for recordists, phonographers, and listeners to gather and share in a night of sounds from all over the world. (Some favorites of the past have included a snail eating a peach, and the juxtaposition of underground 

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Collection Therapy: Hospice Series

My professional adventures are rooted in my own fascination with and questions about who we are as humans (how we identify ourselves, how we are layers of each version of our selves over time, how we become trapped in our elderly bodies, how we relate, how we die, how we cope, how we mourn). These questions have been constantly honed in my work — asked and answered over and over within the context of audio/visual materials. I hopped from grant to grant to build new programs for years, describing, preserving and providing access to artworks, dance, oral histories, home movies, and 

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FINAL Duke Jazz Concert Featuring Peter Apfelbaum and the New York Hieroglyphics - Friday, November 13th at 7:30p.m. FREE!

I recently had the pleasure of sitting in on Peter Apfelbaum’s oral history, conducted by long-time friend and jazz writer, Dan Ouellette. I was most pleased to hear about the origins of The Hieroglyphics – a band Peter formed in his teens. I am fascinated by how the band has successfully shifted and transformed alongside him - growing as he did throughout the years. There is a touch of sadness about this being my last opportunity to hear a Duke Jazz artist tell his story like this – laughing with a friend while articulating the first musical 

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Duke Jazz Series Concert Featuring Drew Gress and 7 Black Butterflies, Wednesday, August 26th at 7:30 p.m. FREE!

(Photo: Courtesy of Drew Gress) The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will continue its free Duke Jazz Series with a performance by Drew Gress and 7 Black Butterflies on August 26 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanying Mr. Gress will be Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Shane Endsley on trumpet, Tom Rainey on drums, and Craig Taborn on piano. The performance will be held in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Read More ›

Duke Jazz Talk featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 8 p.m.

Appearing in May as part of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Duke Jazz Talks is Dee Dee Bridgewater, in discussion about her life and work with Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. Following the dialogue, there will be a brief performance. Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater made her New York debut in 1970 with the Thad ... Read More ›

Duke Jazz Talk with Bucky and John Pizzarelli. Wednesday, Feburary 11, 8pm

Please join us for our next Duke Jazz Talk featuring father/son artists Bucky and John Pizzarelli on Wednesday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. Duke Jazz Talks put the spotlight on four GRAMMY® -nominated and -award winning jazz artists. Bucky and John will discuss their lives and work with Bob Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY MuseumSM; following the dialogue will be a brief performance.

Duke Jazz Talks are part of the two-year Library for the Performing Arts’ project funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 

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