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Organizing Committee:

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL NEW YORK invites you to a carefree summer party featuring cheap drinks, disorganized sound, twenty years of 42nd Street, a bake sale, a bibliography launch and all-night dancing. All proceeds go toward supporting The Public School's operating costs.

Entertainments / experiences include:

Music by DJ Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Chain and The Gang), Multitudes, Zach Layton + Alex Waterman with East Side Percussion, Steve Gunn + John Truscinski, DJ Glayze

Footage from Late City Final, Jem Cohen's (Chain, Instrument) long-term 42nd Street project (following The Public School's "Traversing 42nd St." class)

The Page + The Screen Annotated Bibliography fresh off the press

Kultural Kapital Lounge: reading, accumulating, leveraging, re-investing (following The Public School's "Kultural Kapital" class)

Cocktails, beer, baked goods


$5-$20 pay-as-you-wish donation to benefit The Public School New York


9:30:  Glockabelle

10:00: Steve Gunn + John Truscinski

10:45: Zach Layton + Alex Waterman + East Side Percussion

11:30: Multitudes

Midnight: Ian Svenonius

Thanks to everyone who taught, attended and organized classes this year, and welcome to everyone who plans to teach, attend or organize SOON: the idea is to perpetually de-institutionalize, to pass around power like a ball, and to generate a promiscuous set of relations with the world.


*Ian Svenonius is a Washington, D.C.-based vocalist and former member of Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, and Weird War.  Currently, he fronts Chain and The Gang, which recently returned from a European tour.  He is also the author of Psychic Soviet (2006) and hosts the online chat show Soft Focus on

*Multitudes is Pat Foley on guitar (Flakes), Alex Lambert on drums (Blame Game), and Brian House on bass (The Shot Heard 'Round the World). Their "writhing, noisily precise post-hardcore would have sounded right at home on SST in the mid-'80s when bands like Black Flag and the Minutemen were mashing up punk and jazz," says Time Out New York. Multitudes just recorded their first full-length album, Ontogeny.

* Filmmaker/photographer Jem Cohen's films include LOST BOOK FOUND, INSTRUMENT (FUGAZI), BENJAMIN SMOKE, and the feature, CHAIN, which will play at the Museum of Modern Art on May 15th and 27th.

*Zach Layton is a composer, improviser, and new media artist based in Brooklyn and the chief curator of Issue Project Room.  Zach has performed at numerous New York venues including The Kitchen, Roulette, and Joe's Pub, and abroad in South America and Europe.

*Alex Waterman is a cellist and founding member of the Brussels- and London-based Plus Minus Ensemble, which specializes in avant-garde and experimental music. In New York he performs with the Either/Or Ensemble.

*East Side Percussion is Christine Bard, Michael Evans, and Jim Pugliese. They use lo-tech electronics to alter the sounds of both traditional instruments and objects in live performance. ESP appears on Elliot Sharp's 1996 Atavistic release, State of the Union, and their own self-titled album released by Avant in 1997.    

* Steve Gunn (Guitar) and John Truscinski (Drums) live in Brooklyn and have been improvising together for almost a decade in various forms and collaborations.  Both have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively and are currently working on a duo album that will be released in Summer 2010.

*Glockabelle is Brooklyn-based pianist, percussionist, and composer. Trained as a classical pianist, Glockabelle began playing the glockenspiel in 2007. "The glockenspiel has a new heyday in indie-rock...But I haven't seen one played the way [she] did," wrote Jon Pareles in the New York Times. She will perform on three Casios and glock with Nate Smith of Shy Child on drums.

*DJ Glayze is Aaron Maté, a writer and producer at Democracy Now! playing jams like it's 1977 and 1992.



maria ibanez de sendadiano's picture

i can teach.

Wallas's picture

i can't teach, but i can encourage.


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