Communaltable's Tymbals, Gongs and Ultrasound
A private loft in Dumbo, Bklyn
Bklyn, NY

Saturday May 11  7:00 pm  in DUMBO, Bklyn. Address details offered upon purchase.

Please join our communaltable for good vibrations as we welcome guest mixologist Mihir Desai and musicians David Rothenberg and Aaron Taylor Kuffner. Cocktails, beer, and Indonesian-style delicacies will be served, along with live-music and fascinating talk in abeautiful loft facing the East River under the Manhattan Bridge!

Communaltable brings art, ideas, activism and food right to the table. We sit down with writers, performers, artists, scientists, chefs and friends to talk and listen and to share wonderful meals. Join us.      www.nycommunaltable.blogspot.com

Mihir Desai is the chief gastronomer of foodTEXT, a roving supper club which seeks to contextualize our food system through communal adventures in modernist cuisine. He consults internationally with restaurants keen to expand their experimental kitchens. Presently, Mihir is also a doctoral candidate in political economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Tonight Mihir will demonstrate sonication in the kitchen; the act of applying sound energy to generate ultrasonic cell disruption. iIs various applications include emulsification and rapid infusion. Its particular advantages include flavor + color capture.

David Rothenberg has performed and recorded on clarinet with Jan Bang, Scanner, Glen Velez, Karl Berger, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, and the Karnataka College of Percussion.  He has twelve CDs including "One Dark Night I Left My Silent House,"  a duet album with pianist Marilyn Crispell, named by The Village Voice one of the ten best CDs of 2010.  Rothenberg is the author of Why Birds Sing, book and CD, published in seven languages and the subject of a BBC television documentary.  He is also the author of numerous other books on music, art, and nature, including Thousand Mile Song, about making music with whales. This spring he releases a book and CD called Bug Music, featuring the sounds of the entomological world. This evening, David will share some bug music.
                                   www.davidrothenberg.net      www.bugmusicbook.com

Aaron Taylor Kuffner is a conceptual artist, whose pieces involve in-depth research, collaboration with field experts, and development of specialized skill sets.
His current focus is the Gamelatron Project,  a series of malleable sound producing kinetic sculptures, which draws on the thousand-year-old sonic tradition of Indonesia, Gamelan, and the emerging field of robotics to create magical, viscerally-powerful, site-specific performances and installations.
Kuffner has performed in 19 countries in the last thirteen years and has received multiple Grants and Awards from sources including The Andy Warhol Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Indonesian Foreign Ministry. Tonight, Taylor will bathe us in the magical rhythms of his Gamelatron.
                                   www.aarontaylorkuffner.com   www.gamelatron.com