Coney Music 1: Beat Circus
'Dreamland' (the CD) is the first installment in composer Brian Carpenter's Weird American Gothic Trilogy. Beat Circus's website describes the work as a "150-page score for 12 musicians and contains macabre narratives loosely based on historical figures from the surreal, turn-of-the-century Coney Island theme park of the same name."
The Wikipedia entry for Dreamland (the amusement park) adds that the CD's liner notes include historical images of Dreamland, courtesy of Coney Island USA.
Tracks from this unique and captivating work can be heard on Beat Circus's Myspace page
Saturday, Feb. 9th
and special guest Sxip Shirey
KNITTING FACTORY (Main Space)
74 Leonard Street, Manhattan
All ages / $10 advance / $12 door