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Saturday, March 24 • 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Vidas Perfectas: El Parque

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This event contributes to the dialogue about Sounds of the City performatively, with a live, low-tech concert performance of “El Parque,” a half-hour episode from Vidas Perfectas, the Spanish-language version of Robert Ashley’s landmark work Perfect Lives (1977-1983). This all-new version features Ned Sublette, Elio Villafranca, Peter Gordon, Elisa Santiago, and Abraham Gómez Delgado, in the roles originally performed by Robert Ashley, “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Peter Gordon, Jill Kroesen and David van Tieghem, respectively.

With: Ned Sublette, Elio Villafranca, Peter Gordon, Elisa Santiago, and Abraham Gómez Delgado


Abraham Gomez Delgado

Abraham Gomez-Delgado is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and performance artist of Peruvian descent. A native of Puerto Rico, he now leads the experimental Latin music group Zemog el Gallo Bueno, co-leads the Positive Catastrophe and has a performance art group named Eje in the US. He teaches sound art and production at Bloomfield College, New Jersey and was recently awarded the New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America and... Read More →

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon first gained attention in New York in the late 1970s with his Love of Life Orchestra (LOLO). He has composed large-scale scores for collaborations in theater, dance, film and video, including Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives. His recordings include Star Jaws, Extended Niceties, Geneva, Casino, Innocent and Brooklyn, Leningrad Express, Love of Life Orchestra: Quartet, The Yellow Box (with David Cunningham) and the retrospective... Read More →

Elisa Santiago

Elisa Santiago danced professionally in Spain for several years before receiving her BA in choreography at The School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam in 2003. There she met Voin de Voin, with whom she made performance installation pieces under the name of Kangaroo Productions Presents. Their collaboration involved other artists and several media. Their work was presented at Ellen de Bruijne Gallery (Amsterdam), Frascati Theater... Read More →

Ned Sublette

Ned Sublette is a singer-songwriter and author. He has published three books: Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, The World that Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square, and The Year Before the Flood. His albums include Kiss You Down South (forthcoming), Cowboy Rumba (Palm Pictures) and, in collaboration with Lawrence Weiner, Monsters from the Deep and Ships at Sea, Sailors and Shoes... Read More →

Elio Villafranca

Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and composition at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba before his arrival in the U.S. in late 1995. Resident professor at Temple University, he is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban pianists, composers and bandleaders making major creative contributions to the international development of modern jazz. He has released three albums as a bandleader, most... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY

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