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BRYCE DESSNER’S TRIPTYCH PREMIERE

In TRIPTYCH (EYES OF ONE ON ANOTHER), composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner of The National has collaborated with playwright Korde Arrington Tuttle, the LA Phil New Music Group, Roomful of Teeth, videographer Simon Harding, lighting designer Yuki Nakase, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation for an musical-visual investigation into the ways the photographer’s works “compel an audience’s complicity and characterizes them in the act of attention.”*

Tuttle’s libretto integrates the poetry of Mapplethorpe detractor Essex Hemphill and advocate Patti Smith, and the featured vocalists for this world premiere are Isaiah Robinson and Alicia Hall Moran, the latter of whom will perform later this week in Carrie Mae WeemsPast Tense at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

TRIPTYCH is directed by Kaneza Schaal and conducted by Sara Jobin. Music direction is provided by Brad Wells.

BRYCE DESSNER

TRIPTYCH (EYES OF ONE ON ANOTHER)*

Tuesday, March 5, at 8 pm.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Bryce Dessner, photograph by Shervin Lainez; Robert Mapplethorpe, Dorothy Dean, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; Korde Arrington Tuttle, courtesy of the artist; Robert Mapplethorpe, Alistair Butler, 1980, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Images courtesy LA Phil and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

MAPPLETHORPE TUESDAYS

In conjunction with the exhibition IMPLICIT TENSIONS—MAPPLETHORPE NOW, the Guggenheim presents a series of Robert Mapplethorpe screenings every Tuesday in February, beginning with a documentary featuring Mapplethorpe’s patron and lover Sam Wagstaff.

BLACK WHITE + GRAY—A PORTRAIT OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

Tuesday, February 5, at 6 pm.

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, NO. 61 FROM THE SERIES ART/NEW YORK

Tuesday, February 12, at 6 pm.

MAPPLETHORPE—LOOK AT THE PICTURES

Tuesday, February 19 and 26, at 6 pm

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue (at 88th Street), New York City.

From top: Norman Seeff photograph of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe; Marcus Leatherdale photograph of Mapplethorpe; Sam Wagstaff and Mapplethorpe, portrait by Francesco Scavullo, image courtesy of Sean Byrnes, the Scavullo Foundation, and the Motion Picture Group, Inc., Philadelphia.

PATHWAY TO PARIS CONCERT

Pathway to Paris—founded in 2014 by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon—is committed to raising consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action and offers solutions to turning the Paris Agreement into action.

Tickets are now on sale for PATHWAY TO PARIS LOS ANGELES, a benefit concert featuring Patti Smith, Karen O, Lucinda WilliamsFlea, Dhani Harrison, Eric Burdon, and writer-environmentalist Bill McKibben.

 

PATHWAY TO PARIS LOS ANGELES

Sunday, September 16, at 7 pm.

Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles.

Below: Patti Smith.

PATTI SMITH ON GENET

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“He is the transparent observer reclaiming the suffering and exhilaration of his own follies, trials, and evolution. There are no masks; there are veils. He does not retreat; he extracts the noble of the ignoble. The sullied thug advances into the night as a coquette in tattered tulle sewn with scattered spangles, bits of tin caught in the lamplight transposing as glittering stars.”*

A new edition of THE THIEF’S JOURNAL by Jean Genet features an introduction by Patti Smith.

See: theparisreview.org/holy-disobedience-on-jean-genets-the-thiefs-journal

* “Holy Disobedience: An Introduction to the New Edition,” by Patti Smith, copyright © 2018 by Patti Smith.

Excerpted from THE THIEF’S JOURNAL, by Jean Genet, copyright © 1964 by Grove Press. Reprinted with the permission of Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, Inc. All rights reserved.

Top: Grove, Atlantic’s new edition of Jean Genet, The Thief’s Journal.

Above: Covering the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Image credit: Esquire.

Bottom: Genet by Brassaï. © Estate Brassaï–RMN.

PATTI SMITH

Hoping Roundhouse 2

This year’s Festival of Voice in Cardiff features AN EVENING WITH PATTI SMITH WITH LENNY KAYE AND TONY SHANAHAN.

Last week in London, Smith played at the Hoping Foundation benefit Hoping for Palestine—A Benefit Concert for Palestinian Refugee Children.

 

PATTI SMITH, Tuesday, June 12, at 8 pm.

DONALD GORDON THEATRE, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff.

Tickets: tickets.festivalofvoice.wales

Festival program: festivalofvoice.wales/Programme

hopingfoundation.org

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Patti Smith, “People Have the Power.”

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