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The Facts
Archived Music  
There are three songs from released CD's on
"love is dead" Love is Dead, 1687, 1992
"fuck tradition" Love is Dead, 1687, 1992
"nobody knows the trouble i've seen" I Haven't Been Able to Lie and Tell the Truth, 1687, 2000
Lenore Von Stein (singer/composer) has been making collages using a mixture of musical disciplines and media for several years. Recent concert performances include the collage "There Is No Such Thing As Race" with Daniel Carter, Rob Brown, among many others, "What My Style is Made Of" and "Tolerating Ambition" with Tony Trischka. Von Stein originated the role in Samuel Beckett's one-person piece, "The Expelled." Amanda MacBlane in the New Music Box called Von Stein's recently released 1687 recording "I Haven't Been Able To Lie And Tell The Truth" "Stark musical reality infused with energy." Lenore Von Stein's other recordings on the 1687 label are "Blind Love = PoRno?" and "Love Is Dead."
"Tradition is in the eye of the beholder...surreal and uninhibited.somewhere between Cathy Berberian's microtones and Ella Fitzgerald's silky scats... strikingly offbeat lyrics, subtler, ever innovative." Kyle Gann & Gene Santoro, Village Voice & Pulse.
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.

With Andrew Bolotowsky on Flutes



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.

Daniel Carter (sax) has performed with Sun Ra, Billy Bang, William Parker, Roy Campbell, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Cecil Taylor, Matthew Shipp, Wilber Morris, Denis Charles, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, David S.Ware, Gunter Hampel, Merce Cunningham, Susie Ibarra, D.J. Logic and many many others. "Urgent, introspective and melodic" All About Jazz  
Rob Brown (sax) has performed with Cecil Taylor, Rashied Ali, Fred Hopkins, Mathew Shipp, William Parker, Tim Berne, Mark Dresser, Dennis Charles, Billy Bang, Borah Bergman and many others. "Brown's alto [on "Blue in Green"], mostly robust and earthy, cries with a quietly stoic sorrow..." Graham Lock, The Wire  
Professor Stanley Aronowitz
Distinguished Professor

Stanley Aronowitz is a Professor of Sociology at CUNY Graduate Center, a founder of the Center for Worker Education at City College and the director of Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work. He worked in factories in New York and New Jersey and became a union organizer for the Clothing and Oil and Chemical Workers Unions. He was the 2002 Green party candidate for Governor of New York. Author or editor of twenty one books, including False Promises (1973), Science as Power (1988) Postmodern Education (1991), and Roll Over Beethoven (1993), The Knowledge Factory (2000) From the Ashes of the Old (1998), and The Jobless Future (1994).

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