Look, we’ve done ten shows in this series. We’ve emphasized our evolution, our prepubescence, 2017 taking one on the chin, the classical roots of solo drinking, sensory overload of society, living your life, personal vices as social bonds, and private shame as public façade. We’ve been doing solo and distanced shows since before it was cool, in the pre-mandate years. H1N1 wasn’t a thing. iPads didn’t exist. We didn’t yet know that our idols were (are?) quite possibly terrible human beings. The United States still had an unbroken streak of only old white dudes as president.
Much has changed since then, but one thing remains consistent: we still drink alone. Maybe more than we used to. Maybe for good reason. Or maybe just the lens of time has grown more opaque. In short: we’ve been drinking alone for at least two and a half years, and we have no plans to stop now. So we’re going to make the most of it and so should you. Come drink alone with us and enjoy some musicians drinking, accompanied by solo instruments, in relative public.
Maybe it will become a tradition.
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
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Friday, April 1st
Inflation-free at $9.99
Vaccination and masks are required. Don’t mess around.
You will behold:
JEN BAKER - Great Bridge and a Lion’s Gate for solo flute piece, performed by Roberta Michel
SARA SCHOENBECK - Outlines for solo bassoon, performed by the composer
TY CITERMAN - Prepared Guitar Etude No. 1 for solo nylon string guitar, performed by the composer
CHARLIE WATERS - “Sky Gardens” (2022) for E♭ clarinet, performed by the composer
PAT MUCHMORE - selected works for the unaccompanied cello fragment collection Fr.IX.a–i
BRAD KEMP - “tether-pulse” for bass + electronics, performed by the composer
STEFAN ZENIUK - Segundo, Mis Diablo for solo bass trombone, performed by Colin Babcock
Drinks Alone art is by Emily Hope Price.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Blah blah blah.