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Lyn Horton: Perspective on Vision Festival XIV

June 23rd 2009

copyright 2009 Lyn Horton

copyright © 2009 Lyn Horton

Response to the Vision Festival, held in NYC for the past fourteen years, resists prosaic declarations and superlatives. Rather the Festival inspires poetry because the senses are stimulated beyond simple sentences; it is a cultural event that includes visual art, dance and music. In the words of William Parker: “There is nothing not to enjoy.”

The 2009 Festival was held in two venues: the Abrons Art Center on Grand Street and the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Norfolk.

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Alain Drouot: Weasel Walter in Paris

June 12th 2009

Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans
Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France – May 6, 2009

Drummer Weasel Walter has a knack for organizing extended European tours, a feat that is getting even more remarkable in those challenging days. Among the various projects he presented during his latest visit to the old continent was the trio he has formed with guitarist Mary Halvorson and trumpeter Peter Evans. Their six-day stint took them to Germany, Austria, and Hungary, but their first stop was at Les Instants Chavirés in Montreuil, a subway stop away from the Paris city limits, where they ended up opening for the No Neck Blues Band.

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