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An intriguing transcontinental performance called "Sonic Bridge" is happening at 9:30 PM at Brown Rice: performers here and in Mexico City and Buenos Aires will interact in real time via a telematic link. The participants from Chicago are flutist Christopher Preissing, reedist Guillermo Gregorio, amplified ukulele player Williwaw, reedist and percussionist Jayve Montgomery, and trumpeter Dan Godston. Bassist Matthew Golombisky, who just left Chicago, is among the Argentine crew. There's a suggested donation of $5.
Also I'll be spinning international music at Zakopane as part of a benefit for the local literary magazine called Make. At midnight Coupleskate (featuring former Reader production artist and photographer Andrea Bauer) will play a short set, and beginning at 8 PM there will be readings from some Make contributors and a short performance based on Studs Terkel's Division Street: America by the theater group the Plagiarists. Admission is $10 and includes a copy of the magazine.
Lakshmi Shankar, Dancing in the Light (World Village)
Myriam Alter, Where Is There (Enja/Justin Time)
Davor Mikan, Täuschung (Crónica)
Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet, One Dance Alone (Songlines)
Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon, The Best of Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon; Breakin' Down the Walls of Heartache (Kent)