The premiere of Mashup at Green Kill features Elena Botts, Ella Ray Kondrat, Noah David Roberts and a teaming up of Peter Aaron and Bill Brovold on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 8 PM. BYOB. Tickets are $10 at the door or on eventbrite.com. Seating is 45 maximum.
A mash-up is a creative combination or mixing of content from different sources.
Green Kill is now offering performers, both literary and musical an opportunity to come together, once a month, in an event entitled appropriately “MashUp.” This is an evening about diversity of genre, identity and age. Poets and story tellers are welcome along with noise, funk, jazz, singer songwriter, classical and experimental music artists, among others.
The audience will be treated to unexpected and expected evening of performance.
About Elena Botts
Elena Botts has lived in the Hudson Valley, Johannesburg, Berlin, NYC, and the DC area. In the past few years, her poems have been published in dozens of literary magazines. She is the winner of four poetry contests and has had six books published. Her visual artwork has won numerous awards and has been exhibited in various galleries. She has also collaborated on, released and exhibited sound and moving image art.
About Ella Ray Kondrat
Ella Ray’s self-generated genre blends her background in Eastern European acapella arrangements with the beauty of Cat Power and the heartache of Mazzy Star.
The Kingston NY-based performer is currently recording her debut full length, ‘Hum to Your Heart,’ scheduled for an autumn 2018 release.
“Ella Ray’s music is like floating in a bubble blown by a child into the universe.” -Liana Gabel (of the Liana Gabel Band)
“A progressive, world-accented folk sound with unpredictable harmonic and melodic turns and an other-worldly quality, like the folk music of an unknown dimension.” – John Burdick (of the Hudson Valley Almanac)
About Noah David Roberts
NDR is a poet and author based in Hudson Valley, New York. Attended SUNY Purchase 2 yrs. Observer and fly on wall. Host of VOICE LESS readings at Green Kill Gallery in Kingston, NY. Sees own shadow.
Has work featured in Chronogram (May 2016), Streetcake Magazine (October 2017), Big Scream (2018), and others. Active performer in Kingston, NY and the surrounding areas. Four more books of poetry composed & to be released over five-year period.
“Strips” has been in the work for three years. It is my magnum opus- a book-length poem that can be read as smaller poems within the larger context. The piece was written chronologically, and therefore chronicles all of what has encompassed my life for that time. It is unedited and raw, just like the life I live, and has not been edited to fit with standard grammar rules. I try to stay as close to true consciousness as possible. Ultimate clarity of breath & word were my goals with this piece.
About Peter Aaron and Bill Brovold
Bill Brovold is an educator, visual artist, and composer/musician. He has performed with Rhys Chatham, Arthur Russell, and Glenn Branca; and led the New York band Strange Farm (featuring Billy Ficca of Television and Ernie Brooks of the Modern Lovers) and the six-to-thirteen-member Detroit post rock band Larval, which features his twangy guitar alongside a wall-of-sound onslaught of horns and strings. He has released music on John Zorn’s Avant and Tzadik imprints and the Cuneiform, Knitting Factory, and RareNoise labels (a duet with Jamie Saft for the latter). His most recent releases, for the Public Eyesore label, see him paring down his sound for more intimate surroundings—closer to what he might do with a few friends in someone’s living room.
Peter Aaron is a rock/noise/free improvising musician and author. He is the founder, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the influential New York band the Chrome Cranks, who have released albums on Crypt, PCP Entertainment, Au Go Go, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Bang!, HoZac, Thick Syrup, and other labels. His past projects include the hardcore bands Sand in the Face and Sluggo and the psychedelic guitar duo Avondale Airforce. Currently, he performs with Hudson Valley trio the Young Skulls and with Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase in the free noise project Peter Aaron/Brian Chase Duo, whose debut album, Purges, appeared on the Public Eyesore label in 2016. The soundtrack he recorded with drummer Bobby Previte for the indie horror film The Furies Inside Me is set for release in 2018.