WE’RE BACK! Sunday, June 9, 8pm: James Ilgenfritz & Jason Brogan

Performers Forum returns June 9 at Exapno

After a lengthy hiatus, we’re back in business, and we couldn’t be more stoked to kick off our summer with James Ilgenfritz and Jason Brogan. Check the UPCOMING EVENTS tab for all the details.

UPDATE: 12/8 show at 8:30. C. Spencer Yeh cannot attend.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, C. Spencer Yeh will not be able to present on 12/8. Doors open at 8:30,Tim Byrnes and Hazel Rah will begin at 9. We anticipate a full, and fantastic event, and look forward to seeing you!

Thank You,
Performers Forum

UP NEXT: Tim Byrnes (with Hazel-Rah) & C. Spencer Yeh, Saturday December 8!

Celebrate the imminent apocalypse with Performers Forum on December 8 featuring Tim Byrnes with Hazel-Rah (the brave souls who perform his heady rock tunes) and noise/art polymath C. Spencer Yeh. As always, it will be loud, there will be booze, there will be blood, and most likely tears.

Visit the UPCOMING EVENTS page for more info! $5 suggested donation! Bring your friends! It’s about people, time! It’s about time, people. We’re psyched for Tim and C. to kick Performers Forum right in the ass and into 2013.

Sincerely,
- Cory

Donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Performers Forum is gladly accepting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at our event this Saturday, November 10, 8pm at Exapno. We urge our fellow artists and patrons in the community to attend and contribute whatever they can to victims of this terrible storm, including: flashlights, batteries, winter clothing, gloves, scarves, socks, diapers, baby food, non-perishables, disposable plates/napkins/utensils, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, work gloves, etc. Members of Performers Forum will arrange a donation through recovers.org and Occupy Sandy. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated, and will directly impact the lives of New Yorkers in need.

UPDATE! Due to complications following Hurricane Sandy, this event has been rescheduled from November 3 to November 10.

Our fall series continues with the striking songs of Brooklyn-based Jessica Pavone and guitar wizardry of Philly-based Nick Millevoi. Here’s your chance to experience the spilling of guts and brains in the service of a higher musical state of mind. If you let it, this’ll be your Sledgehammer. Visit our UPCOMING EVENTS page for the lowdown.

Audio from Matana Roberts forum

If you missed it, we’re happy to share with you Matana Roberts’s presentation from the October 6th forum.  It’s posted on her soundcloud, or you can stream it here.

October Forum: Matana Roberts & Jean Rohe

We’re elated to kick off the Fall forums by presenting an evening with Matana & Jean.  Don’t know their work yet?  You’ve got some good times ahead of you.  Come on out to the ‘Xap October 6th, maybe we’ll have some hot cider to boot.

Performers Forum on ICIYL

PF’s Cory Bracken sat down with Thomas Deneuville from I Care If You Listen last month.  Watch the results below for a dynamite overview of what we’ve done in the past year and where we’re heading.

INTERVIEW with Darius Jones

On July 22, Forum advisor Amirtha Kidambi sat down with NYC alto saxophonist and composer Darius Jones at iBeam in Brooklyn to discuss his project Elizabeth-Caroline Unit. Jones is presenting at the Performers Forum one-year anniversary on August 4.

AK: What are the projects you’re currently working on as a leader?

DJ: Well, I’m primarily working on this project where I’m collaborating with Randall Wilcox, the graphic artist. We just finished a trilogy, which encompasses three albums and three sets of artwork. That’s Man’ish Boy (A Raw and Beautiful Thing), Big Gurl (Smell My Dream) and the final one that came out this year, Book of M?’bul (Another Kind of Sunrise). That’s pretty much all the projects I’m focusing on right now. Primarily, I’m focused on the quartet music like M?’bul and I’m writing for that…there’s more music coming for that and I’m developing the language for this project, Elizabeth-Caroline Unit.

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