Jaap Blonk on the EMIT series in the Warehouse Arts District

Jaap Blonk on the EMIT series in the Warehouse Arts District

by EMIT

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Tully-Levine Gallery in the Warehouse Arts District

515 22nd St. South

St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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

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EMIT & the Warehouse Arts District 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)

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