Friday, February 16th, 8pm
Mr Wau Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht
Times like these need songs like these…
The Mr. Wau Wa Band was formed in 1998 as part of a project at P.S 122, which was celebrating Bertolt Brecht’s centenary. The band was inspired by a photo of Brecht from the ‘20s, performing with some clowns including the famed Karl Valentin and his partner Liesl Karlstadt. Brecht is standing in a cart playing the flageolette, behind a roll-down cartoon drawing of a strong-man being run over by a car full of revellers, with the inscription “Mr. Wau Wa”. With GL, Rinde Eckert, Doug Wieselman, Marcus Rojas and Kenny Wollesen. View Event
“Geography” has been years in the making, and for the first time I launched a campaign asking for help to get it finished. The campaign was very successful and the completed CD will be released in the spring of 2018.
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I’m thrilled to announce that as a result of the reading last March, the Duffy Institute for New Opera has decided to fund its completion, with a workshop of the entire piece in March of 2018. They flew the librettist over to New York in September for a meeting with all of us, and the work goes apace. I am so grateful for the support. Watch this space!