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Poetry and Music Forum: David Grubbs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 more dates through February 21, 2018

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Writer and musician David Grubbs presents a reading from his forthcoming book-length poem Now that the audience is assembled (Duke University Press) followed by a set of music for solo electric guitar from his recent album Creep Mission (Drag City).

David Grubbs is Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY.  At Brooklyn College he also teaches in the MFA programs in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) and Creative Writing.  He is the author of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording and the forthcoming Now that the audience is assembled (both titles on Duke University Press).  Grubbs has released fourteen solo albums and appeared on more than 180 releases, the most recent of which is Creep Mission (Blue Chopsticks, 2017).  In 2000, his The Spectrum Between (Drag City) was named “Album of the Year” in the London Sunday Times.  He is known for his cross-disciplinary collaborations with writers Susan Howe and Rick Moody, visual artists Anthony McCall, Angela Bulloch, and Stephen Prina, and choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and his work has been presented at, among other venues, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the Tate Modern, and the Centre Pompidou.  Grubbs was a member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait, and has performed with the Red Krayola, Will Oldham, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, and Loren Connors, and many others.

Moderated by Robert Polito, faculty, Creative Writing Program.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program

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