Be Here Now: The DownTown Ensemble at the Brick Elephant

The Brick Elephant – a renovated small-town church that’s become a bastion of avant garde music – hosts the DownTown Ensemble performing “According to Brian” at 3pm Sunday, June 21.

The ensemble features accordionist Brian Dewan, vocalist-keyboardist Yvette Perez, vocalist William Hellermann and trombonist Peter Zummo. They will be performing music composed by the ensemble’s members as well as Kingston’s Pauline Oliveros and Valley Falls’ Mary Jane Leach.

The DownTown Ensemble was founded in 1983 by its co-directors, Daniel Goode and William Hellermann, as a response to a perceived need for repertoire customarily under-represented in today’s new music world.

The Village Voice has declared, β€œThis intrepid group of conceptualists cuts no aesthetic corners.” Although originally formed in NYC, the group is now based in Columbiaville, Columbia County, where Hellermann lives.

The Brick Elephant, 12 Emily Street, Valley Falls, NY
(518) 753-0244 β€’ admission by donation

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