For the June “First Fridays with Robert Black,” Robert will perform Philip Glass’s The Not Doings of an Insomniac, which he commissioned in 2015. This 7-movement Partita includes poetry by Lou Reed, Laurie Andersen, Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, and Arthur Russell. Special to this performance are charming video interstices by Gene Gort. The music, poetry and video create a remarkable emotional arc and tender story. Come join the journey.
“First Fridays with Robert Black” is a monthly series of virtual mini-concerts featuring brand-spanking new, recently new, and kind of new music for solo double bass – streaming from his home studio in Hartford, Connecticut, at noon (EST). Whether you’re having your morning coffee in Los Angeles, or lunch in New York, or that first glass of wine in Paris, or a late supper in Tashkent, tune in for some cool and compelling music.
This is a free concert! But please consider purchasing a ticket just the same. Doing so will help us to do more performances, pay more players, commission more composers, and share more music worldwide.