Volume is a FREE reading & music series featuring prose, poetry and a short DJ set. Every second Saturday at 7:00 pm at The Spotty.
Books are available for purchase and signing.
The next Volume Presents Lee Matthew Goldberg, Claire McMillan, and Laurie Stone
Lee Matthew Goldberg’s The Mentor is out from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press with the film in development. The foreign translations will be published in French and Slovakia. His debut novel Slow Down is a neo-noir thriller. He is the co-curator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City. leematthewgoldberg.com
Claire McMillan is the author of The Necklace (forthcoming from Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in July 2017) and Gilded Age, inspired by Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth. She currently lives on her husband’s family’s farm near Cleveland with their two children. https://clairemcmillan.com
Laurie Stone's latest book is My Life as an Animal: Stories. Her work has appeared in Fence, Open City, and Creative Nonfiction, among numerous other journals. She was a longtime writer for the Village Voice and has received two NYFA grants, among other awards. lauriestonewriter.com
Followed by a DJ set by Andy French
It's time again for the annual one-night-only short film festival.
We are looking for:
Short Films and Videos
10 minutes Maximum
We strongly advise uploading film files digitally and sharing the link with us.
The deadline for Submissions are due by Friday Sept 29 at 5pm.
We will let everyone know the status of their entry in the coming two weeks.
The film festival is on October 8th, 2017 at 7pm.
More information is coming.
“Otherworldly” No Fear of Pop
“Otherworldly” Posture Magazine
“Otherworldly” Impose Magazine
“It’s almost like she’s from another planet.” She Does Podcast
Ziemba's multisensory performances offer an alchemy that is both alien and familiar. The Brooklyn-based composer, perfumier, geographer, and vocalist builds oozy architectures for her songs using fragrance, costume, and only the most sincere theatrics. She recently founded Ardis Multiverse, a sonic fragrance imprint and artists alliance, and has spent the past year touring nationally and internationally in support of her debut album, "Hope is Never." She is currently a fire organ artist-in-residence with Guerilla Science, and is hard at work on her forthcoming fragrance/mapping project/album/parallel universe.
HNRY FLWR is the creator of The Message. In 2014 HNRY FLWR began mixing different length sound waves using ancient synthesizers and a team of musical experts to create a type of music that is 100% earnest. Before this Method of sound control, music was an insincere endeavor solely energized by a pure form of propulsion known as Narcissism.
The HNRY FLWR B(r)and was discovered and founded by Blaze Boylan of Blaze B. Mgmt in Brooklyn, NY.
Born into a cult in Iowa, HNRY FLWR grew up meditating and basking in the rays of positivity. After leaving the cult, moving around the world with a psychic single mother, HNRY FLWR landed in New York City as a young man where he learned to cope with the harsh realities of post-cult life by harnessing his earnestly sincere nature in the form of lyric and song. Now with hundreds of songs under his botanical belt, and the balance of light and dark mastered, HNRY FLWR is releasing his debut album, FLOWERAMA, on Paper Garden Records.
FLOWERAMA was recorded at Azimuth Studio with Dave Groener Jr, who has worked with David Byrne, Glen Hansard, They Might Be Giants, Paul Banks. The backing band for Hnry Flwr has evolved and transformed with members of Foxygen, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, The Undercover Dream Lovers all playing with HNRY FLWR both in the studio and live.
Hailed for his "technically polished playing" as well as an "endless amount of musical knowledge and creativity", T.J. Borden is a rising force in the experimental music landscape. T.J. has performed with many contemporary music luminaries such as the JACK Quartet, the Theater of Eternal Music Brass and String Band, the Slee Sinfonietta, Ensemble Offspring, Tony Conrad, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, and Steve McCaffery. He has performed at XFest in Massachusetts, Soundways New Music Festival in St. Petersburg, June in Buffalo, the New Media Art and Sound Summit in Austin, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. His performance of Witold Lutoslawski's "Cello Concerto" with the University at Buffalo Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Bassin was praised for how he "mastered the work’s intricacies with elegant grace." Currently, T.J. is a member of the [Switch~ Ensemble], a group dedicated to the performance of works that incorporate multimedia into live performance and is looking forward to performing with them at the VIPA Festival in Valencia, Spain this summer.
As an improviser, T.J. has toured throughout Europe and North America and his improvisations are included in Guggenheim Fellow Kasumi's film "Shockwaves". He is particularly committed to working directly with composers and has worked with several established composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier as well as many younger composers, which is a priority for him. As a creative force, Tyler has been commissioned to write and perform by a variety of entities, including the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra, and hammered dulcimer virtuoso Mitzie Collins.