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Shiraz: Cultural Synthesis

Streaming Online

While the performance events of the Shiraz Festival were limited to a single decade (1967-1977), their cultural impact in Iran was both wide ranging and long lasting. And with the festival presenting artists from both the East and West and traditional along with experimental, among the most profound impacts was a "cultural synthesis" that emerged…

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Sons of Jack Smith

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

When Jack Smith transitioned from his relatively brief career as a director headlong into experimental theater in the late 1960s, he already had multiple scandals and groundbreaking films under his belt and had appeared in many more as a muse to Andy Warhol, Ken Jacobs, and Ron Rice. These films capture Smith in amber as…

$8 – $12

Elizabeth Steiner

Online Livestream

Bowerbird is pleased to present Liminal States, an ongoing series of late night, live streamed concerts intended to be listened to as you fall asleep. Aiming to center and calm, the musicians will seek to lead listeners to that magic space between awake and asleep. Tune in and bliss out. Harpist Elizabeth Steiner will perform…

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Alash Ensemble

The Rotunda 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia favorites Alash return to The Rotunda for a FREE concert. Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the…

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Sarah Hennies

Online Livestream

Bowerbird is pleased to present Liminal States, a series of late night, live streamed concerts intended to be listened to as you fall asleep. Aiming to center and calm, the musicians will seek to lead listeners to that magic space between awake and asleep. Tune in and bliss out. Composer and performer Sarah Hennies will…

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Japanese Fluxus

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Although founded in early 1960s New York, the pioneering interdisciplinary art community Fluxus included participants from around the world, notably several from Japan. Born out of the influence of John Cage and the Dada movement, the loose group included composers, conceptual artists, filmmakers, video artists, sculptors, and performance artists and resulted in new forms of…

$8 – $12

Sound Mechanic

The Rotunda 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Bowerbird is pleased to present a sneak preview screening of Sound Mechanic by Skizz Cyzyk about Baltimore native Neil Feather. Neil invents new musical instruments and sound making devices, frequently incorporating bicycle parts, bowling balls and sex toys. His inventions are then used in live performances and installations. This observational documentary feature gives the audience…

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Bismuth Quartet

Online Livestream

Bowerbird is pleased to present Liminal States, a series of late night, live streamed concerts intended to be listened to as you fall asleep. Aiming to center and calm, the musicians will seek to lead listeners to that magic space between awake and asleep. Tune in and bliss out. The Bismuth Quartet will perform from…

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J. Pavone String Ensemble

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Bowerbird is pleased to present the J. Pavone String Ensemble led by New York based composer and performer Jessica Pavone. The foundation of Jessica Pavone's recent ensemble compositions is research on the effects of sonic vibration on human physiology and emotional health. Sustained pitches and clusters of ensemble sounds generate specific physical and cognitive benefits…

$12 – $20

Raúl Ruiz’s The Golden Boat

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Over the course of a half century long career, Chilean-born Raúl Ruiz established himself as cinema’s greatest surrealist this side of Luis Buñuel. And like Buñuel, Ruiz was a vagabond, making films wherever funds were available. After the establishment of Chile’s military junta under Augusto Pinochet in 1973, Ruiz fled to Paris, making films in…

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JJJJJerome Ellis

The Rotunda 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Bowerbird is pleased to present musician JJJJJerome Ellis and Philadelphia-based duo Jupiter Blue at The Rotunda.   ABOUT THE MUSICIANS JJJJJerome Ellis is a blk disabled animal, stutterer, and artist. He prays, reads, gardens, cycles, wanders, and plays. Through music, literature, performance, and video he researches relationships among blackness, disabled speech, divinity, nature, sound, and…

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New Suns

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Bowerbird is pleased to present vocal sextet Variant 6 in a concert celebration of their first full-length album, New Suns. The album explores myriad universes of a cappella vocal music featuring works by Jeremy Gill, Gabriel Jackson, Joanne Metcalf, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, and Bruno Bettinelli. This album is a celebration of everything they love about the…

$15 – $35

Babette Mangolte’s The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful)

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

By the time Babette Mangolte began work on The Cold Eye (My Darling Be Careful), her first overtly fictional narrative film, she was already deeply enmeshed in the artistic vanguard of two continents. She had served as the cinematographer for the early groundbreaking films by Chantal Akerman and Yvonne Rainer, photographed and filmed the development of…

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Wildflower Composers: Concert of Faculty Works with Arcana New Music

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Bowerbird is pleased to present a collaboration between the Arcana New Music Ensemble and the annual Wildflowers Composer Festival to present works by the festival faculty. The festival is open to composers who identify as part of gender-marginalized communities, which includes cis-women, trans-women, trans-men, and those who are nonbinary or gender-nonconforming. The summer festival is…

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Pat O’Neill’s Water and Power

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

NEW DATE Pat O’Neill’s rarely-screened masterpiece of West Coast cinema is a dazzling synthesis of fast motion and superimposition, appropriated footage and time lapse photography, chroma keying and long exposures. Water and Power layers images drawn from urban Los Angeles, its water source in the Owens Valley, and an otherworldly interior space in increasingly complex permutations. What…

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Kidlat Tahimik’s Turumba

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Commissioned by the German public service broadcaster ZDF, Kidlat Tahimik shot this movie in Laguna in the Philippines in 1981 as a contribution to the ZDF teleplay series “Vater Unser” (“Our Father”). These comprised six 45-minute short movies by a group of international directors, which interpreted key phrases from the lexicon of the Apostles’ Creed.…

$8 – $12