This is a good one. We are proud to present for you three unique and amazing performances, all under one bill.
Ben Sloan // is a Cincinnati-based percussionist, sound-maker, and educator with the MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra. n 2017 Ben completed the construction of the Percussion Park, a collection of colorful outdoor percussion instruments located in East Price Hill. He is currently playing with A Delicate Motor and was recently featured as The National's Homecoming Festival's 2018 Artist In Residence. In the past, Ben has performed with artists such as WHY?, The National, Lazy Heart, Elese Daniel, Napoleon Maddox, and Nate Brenner. Presently, Sloan is focused inward as he develops solo material in preparation for the PEOPLE Residency and Festival in Berlin later this summer. Ben finds little to no comfort writing bios, and thanks you if you've made it this far.
yvette nepper // lives and writes in the city she loves, Cincinnati, Ohio.
JEFF YOUNG AND PAUL PINTO, PATRIOTS, RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE ON A PLATFORM OF SWIFT AND RIGHTEOUS IMMIGRATION REFORM, LOTS OF JOBS, AND A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT: AN OPERA BY PAUL PINTO AND JEFFREY YOUNG // Created in 2011 as a parody of contemporary politics and politicians, this half-hour piece of music-theatre has become an all-too-real reflection of today's bad behavior surrounding issues of immigration and national identity. Young and Pinto collaboratively created the text, music, and staging, scoring the piece for their own voices, violin, percussion, a turntable, samples, and lots of cardboard boxes. In …Patriots…, instrumental music alternates with sung and spoken words, zany and humorous topical quips alternate with personal, pointed critiques of the political zeitgeist, fully notated sections merge into structured musical and textual improvisations, and tonal harmonies mix with startling, untraditional musical effects.
2868 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati OH 45225
Wednesday, July 12th
Free - Suggested donation for the touring act
BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.