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Me, Myself and Eye: Harris Eisenstadt


Join us for a late-day session of improvisational music-meets-art as Brooklyn-based drummer and composer Harris Eisenstadt performs at the gallery on Sunday, June 16. Harris’s adaptations of Batá rhythms for solo drum will surely be influenced by the urban images that photographer David Stock is showing in the gallery. Eisenstadt has performed all over the globe, received grants from organizations such as Meet The Composer, The Durfee Fondation, and American Composers Forum, and has appeared on more than 60 recordings since 2000. His recordings are consistently included on critics’ best-of lists, including the Rising Star Percussion and Arranger categories of the Downbeat international critics poll. As a writer and radio producer, he has contributed to National Public Radio, Public Radio International’s AfroPop Worldwide, and John Zorn’s “Arcana XVIII: Musicians on Music.” Eisenstadt is an active member of New York’s Cuban Batá drumming community and a longtime researcher in African and Diaspora vernacular traditions.

Harris Eisenstadt’s performance is the last one of the spring season for our monthly Me, Myself and Eyeseries, curated by Michel Gentile. We look forward to the fall series of musicians and artists that will visit the gallery starting in September. Check our website and social media sites for updates on scheduled performances.

Suggested donation $10

Earlier Event: June 15
Artist Talk: Stock