FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
1687, Inc presents Lenore Von Stein's video series
THE FACTS – (making a case for reality – looking for comfort)
Broadcast: Thursdays at 8:30 in NYC on MNN (Time Warner) Channels 67/68, Verizon FIOS 36, and RCN 85. Streamed on www.MNN.org. Archived on several websites including: The Facts
, blip.tv, youtube
THE FACTS is an unusual art music series made of composed and improvised music and stories with episodes of discussion.
Players are from a mixture of three disciplines – free jazz, classical music and baroque
Lenore Von Stein: Composer, Soprano; Andrew Bolotowsky: Flutes; Rachel Evans: Viola; Beth Griffith: Soprano; Bern Nix: Guitar
Information: 212-252-3499, or website
Core Musical Ensemble:
Lenore Von Stein (composer/writer/singer) has worked with be-bop, free jazz, classical, and electronic musicians and composers and uses techniques from these musical disciplines as well as methods developed in classical and modern theatre. Von Stein's non-musical theater credits include originating the role in Samuel Beckett's one-person piece The Expelled. Her CD releases on the 1687 label are "Love is Dead, Blind Love=Porno? "I Haven't Been Able to Lie and Tell the Truth" and "Art and Money."
Beth Griffith (soprano) has appeared with Sequentia, Musikfabrik, Ensemble13, L'Art pour L'Art, Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Paris Nouvel Orchestra Philharmonique and has worked with composers John Cage, Morton Feldman, Mauricio Kagel and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Her one-hour, solo recording of Feldman's "Three Voices" was awarded the German Record Critics Prize.
Bern Nix held one of the two guitar seats (from 1975 to 1987) in the original edition(s) of Ornette Coleman's band Prime Time. Nix's album as leader "Alarms and Excursions" on New World Records features Fred Hopkins and Newman Baker.
Andrew Bolotowsky (flute) co-directed the Criterion Series at the Guggenheim Museum and has recorded for Orion Recordings, Golden Age Records, Opus I, and Station Hill Records. He has performed with the Pan American, Westchester Philharmonic, and Brooklyn Philharmonic orchestras and has worked with Downtown Music Productions, Music Downtown, the American Festival of Microtonal Music, Muse (Colonial American Music), the Delbarton Baroque Ensemble, and New Amsterdam Baroque.
Rachel Evans (viola) has performed with the Santa Fe Opera; the jazz group String Fever; the contemporary music ensemble Continuum, Eliot Sharp and The Soldier String Quartet and the Meridian Quartet. She has appeared at the Boston, Berkeley, and Utrecht Early Music Festivals, and the Victoria Festival in Australia. Rachel can be heard on more than 20 recordings that span music from the middle ages to the present day.