November 17th 2016
The pace of life; the undercurrent; the pulse. If rhythm were absent from our everyday lives, we'd float or sink without recognizing the value of the other. There would be no peaks, no lows, no language, no movement. The word itself originates from the Greek word "rhythmos": "measured flow or movement; proportion, symmetry; arrangement, order; form, shape, wise, manner; soul, disposition." Join us to examine rhythm in its many forms.
Wine and beer will be served alongside hearty snacks and sides. Please come hungry, but not hangry. Prompt start is at 7:30pm. Our only request: be open, be kind, be curious.
NEW YORK CITY
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Bio:Jay Deshpande is the author of Love the Stranger (YesYes Books, 2015). He has held residencies at the Saltonstall Arts Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, was a fellowship finalist for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and was selected by Billy Collins for the 2015 Scotti Merrill Memorial Award at the Key West Literary Seminar. His poems have appeared in Narrative, Boston Review, Sixth Finch, Atlas Review, Handsome, Spork, Prelude, and elsewhere. Jay also writes about literature, popular culture, and the arts. He has written extensively for Slate; his essays and reviews also appear in The New Republic, Boston Review, The Millions, Coldfront, Publishers Weekly, and elsewhere. Jay teaches writing for Columbia University’s MFA program, and teaches workshops for the Academy of American Poets. He holds degrees from Harvard and Columbia. Born in Austin, Texas, he now lives in Brooklyn. Read and follow his work: www.jaydeshpande.com
Bio:Topaz Jones is a rapper, performer, and distinctive leader amongst a new class of up-and-coming music artists. Throughout his two years touring, Topaz created his funk and hip-hop inspired album ARCADE. Leading up to the album release, Topaz dropped “Powerball” — an homage to funk’s forefathers, channeling Maurice White’s elastic vocals and evoking the psychedelic theatrics of George Clinton and P-Funk. “Powerball” succeeds Topaz’s summer smash, “Tropicana,” also praised by Pitchfork and Pigeons & Planes for its “irrepressible hook,” “West Coast G-funk”, “Stankonia swagger”, and a lot of lyrical agility. “Motion Sickness” was premiered by Billboard and produced by Episode and Thelonious Martin. His fourth single, “Winona (featuring Pell)” premiered on Noisey Beats 1. Topaz Jones lives and works in Brooklyn; his dance moves will surprise you.
Bio:Gemma Gambee is a New York based creative strategist and meditation teacher. Incorporating her experience as a creative director, brand strategist, trend forecaster, concept designer, she pioneers innovative solutions for complex brand development that integrate business, brand and design. Concurrent to Gemma's creative strategic work, she has pursued a path of spiritual studies. She believes that her personal and professional growth are in reflection to her devoted meditation practice. At present Gemma teaches meditation across a wide range of clients, including a leading tech hedge fund, a computational biochemistry research center, The Morgan Hotel Group, a healthcare start-up, and privately to individuals, and she offers a public class weekly at The Alchemist's Kitchen. In addition, Gemma teaches Luxury of Branding at The School of Visual Arts, Masters in Branding. Gemma received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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