Posts Tagged ‘hilary Downes’

Our next show – A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith

Monday, August 17th, 2015

September, 14th, 8pm - Join us at the venerable, delicious, creative hotbed known as SUPERFINE for our presentation of new music and performance inspired by Betty Smith’s classic, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN.  It’s an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event!

Local songwriters, musicians, poets, dancers and creative daredevils of all mediums come together to present their creative responses to A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith.
SONGWRITERS: Mark Lessereaux, Peg Simone, Renee Goust, Soce The Elemental Wizard, David Lavin, Hilary Downes, Susan Hwang, Sweet Soubrette, Mia Pixley,  The Violin Femmes , Pearl Rhein and Robin Aigner
VISUAL ART – curated by Ori Cosentino - ocosentino.com
Book-themed culinary offering also by Ori Cosentino
DANCE by Andrew Jannetti (andrewjannettianddancer.org) and Jessica Lewis Arts (Jessicalewisarts.com )
Hosted by BBC founder Susan Hwang.
Superfine has been a cultural and culinary haven in DUMBO for 17 years and continues to cultivate and excite Brooklyn arts and palettes!
Bushwick Book Club engages readers through song, performance and art!  Your mother’s book club is nice too…
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Our first collaboration with BBC Malmo – presenting My Life As A Dog in August

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Wednesday, August 20th, musical nerdery reaches new heights as we present our first international collaboration of songs about books at City Winery.  The founder of Bushwick Book Club Malmo (our Swedish Chapter) will be in New York to present new songs and performance inspired by Reidar Jonsson’s My Life As A Dog.

The night will feature original music and performances by:

Sunny Sanam - performance artist, actor
Julie Lamendola – Ching Ching
Sam James – The Wowz
Charlie Nieland – www.hervanishedgrace.com
Christy Davis – GOLD
Casey Holfordwww.caseyholford.com
Sophie Malleret
Early Riser – Heidi Vanderlee, Kiri Oliver https://www.facebook.com/earlyriserrr
Susan Hwangwww.susanhwanglalala.com
Summer Morse
Jessie Kilguss –  jessiekilguss.com
Hilary Downes - hilaryedownes.com
Pierre de Gaillande - www.pierredegaillande.com/
Pearl Rhein - pearlrhein.com
Sweet Soubrettesweetsoubrette.com

 

Hosted by Susan Hwang with the founder of Bushwick Book Club Malmo – Kristian Carlsson, http://bushwick.se/

August 20th, 8pm
City Winery
155 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013
Ph: 212 608-0555
Door: $10
Tickets: http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/bushwickbookclub082014.html

www.bushwickbookclub.com
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“The Bushwick Book Club takes humdrum book reading to a new level.” — The New York Times


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Our next book: “Wake Up, Sir!” by Jonathan Ames

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Our next show is April 30th, 8pm at Barbes in Brooklyn.  376 9th Street, ph: 347-422-0248

Performers include:  Pearl Rhein, Susan Hwang, Hilary Downes, Pierre de Gaillande, Wanda Phipps, Jonathan Vincent, Bob Holman, Jessie Kilguss, Charlie Nieland, Lords of Lichtenstein.

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Songs from Mapping Manhattan and Twelfth Night on our Bandcamp

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Songs from our last 2 shows are now available for listening and downloading on our BANDCAMP page!

Our Tuesday night show at The Living Room featured inspired new work from super-talented local songwriters Dan and Rachel, Danydany, Herb Scher, Hilary Downes, Jessie Kilguss, spiritchild, Susan Hwang, Sweet Soubrette and Toby King.

Listen to the songs here: http://bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com/album/mapping-manhattan-by-becky-cooper

AND our songs recorded at Prospect Park, inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night are also available for listening and downloading.  Our magical Shakespeare in the park (Prospect Park) night featured songs by Ben Arthur, Joe Crow Ryan, Jason Howard, Plastic Bag,  Justin Vahala, Jesse Sternberg, Peter Dizozza, Leslie Graves and Susan Hwang.

New songs about books just in time for the summer…  Happy Solstice listening!

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June 18th – “Mapping Manhattan” at The Living Room

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

We’re excited to present original music inspired by Becky Cooper’s new book Mapping Manhattan: A Love (And Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers.  It’s a collection of hand drawn maps of this city – each as different as the New Yorker that created it.  They are maps of lives lived and stories told–lamenting, celebrating, remembering.

Come hear the music inspired by these glimpses into our neighbors’ lives.  Show is Tuesday, June 18th, 8pm at The Living Room in the Lower East Side.  Songs by:

Hilary Downes, Toby King, Susan Hwang, Jessie Kilguss, Sweet Soubrette, spiritchild, Herb Scher, Dan and Rachel and Danydany.

This book choice was inspired by Maria Popova’s awesome blog to inspiration and all things interesting, Brainpickings.org.  If you click on the book there and buy it through Amazon, you help her out.  If you come hear the songs next Tuesday night, you help out your inner hunger for brand new, literature-inspired songs!  (That sound is your soul grumbling for songs about books.)

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Hello Hilary Downes!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

This is her first time contributing to the literary-musical spectacle that is Bushwick Book Club.  She is a woman of many creative projects, but her musical focus is her chamber pop band, The Snow.  We’re excited to have her perform on Thursday!

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A native of Portland, Oregon, Hilary Downes knows how to ‘just put a bird on it.’ Hilary successfully integrated front lawn dance performances, piano recitals and auditions for high school musicals with her long-time residence in New York City, and allowed her love of music to reign. To date, Hilary has co-written and recorded three albums with Brooklyn stalwarts, The Snow, and continues to perform with them live.  In addition to regular gigs in the New York area, The Snow have also performed in Los Angeles, Scandinavia and Russia. 

 C. Gibbs, Les Bandits and Bad Reputation are among the other artists Hilary collaborates with – sometimes as volunteers at the New York Methodist Hospital. Hilary is a writer, world traveler, multi-linguist, and a practitioner and teacher of both yoga and martial arts.

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