GLENN KURTZ (Practicing) and DAVID ROTHENBERG (Thousand Mile Song) read in support of nonprofit arts presenter THE TANK
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009, 8PM
at THE FLYING SAUCER, 494 Atlantic Ave, between 3rd and Nevins
*$5 Suggested Donation*
ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO THE TANK
GLENN KURTZ is the author of Practicing, a moving memoir of his early career as a classical guitarist and his subsequent return to the instrument after a decade-long absence. The book was called “a thoughtful and fluid meditation” by the New York Times, and Newsday hailed as “the book of a lifetime.” Glenn has been featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” with Scott Simon, “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” and “West Coast Live,” and has been published in The New York Times, Zyzzyva, Lost Magazine, and Tema Celeste. He graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music-Tufts University Double Degree Program and holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University. He has taught at San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, and Stanford University. He lives in New York City and is working on a novel. Practicing will appear in an Italian edition in 2010.
Philosopher and musician DAVID ROTHENBERG is the author of Thousand Mile Song, an exploration of making music with whales, as well as Why Birds Sing, a personal examination of the nature of bird song, which was the basis of a feature-length BBC documentary, and which was published in editions in Italy, Spain, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Germany. Rothenberg’s other books include Sudden Music, Blue Cliff Record, Hand’s End, and Always the Mountains. His articles have appeared in Parabola, Orion, The Nation, Wired, Dwell, among other publications. Rothenberg is also a composer and jazz clarinetist, with seven CDs out under his own name. He is professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
THE TANK is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.