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Jaap Blonk on the EMIT Series

  • 16 Oct 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Warehouse Arts District Association, 515 22nd Street South, Tully Levine Gallery at ArtsXchange, St Petersburg FL 33712

Jaap Blonk on the EMIT Series

at the Warehouse Arts District Association

Dutch vocal artist Jaap Blonk performs Kurt Schwitters' groundbreaking sound poem Ursonate and is joined by skilled improvisers from EMIT.

EMIT and the Warehouse Arts District Association present Dutch vocal artist Jaap Blonk performing one of the key works of the Dada movement, a poem existing of nothing but (mostly) meaningless syllables: the Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters, a masterpiece, written between 1923 and 1932. Jaap is joined by improvisers Jim Stewart (drums), Tom Kersey (cello) and David Manson (trombone) in a freeform exploration of sound. Renowned Dutch vocalist and sound poet Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure.

“Blonk’s avant-garde performances channel the provocatively pioneering nonsense of Dadaism. His work is tremendously complex, but his brilliance makes it easy to think the opposite.” (San Francisco Weekly)

One Performance 

Sunday, October 16

3:00 to 5:00

in the Tully Levine gallery at the ArtsXchange on the Deuces Corridor

Tickets $15.00

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