It's songwriter and novelist Ben Arthur's contention that all art answers other art. So for his latest album, Call and Response, he composed a collection of what he calls "answer songs" — pieces that serve as responses to other artists' work.
Join us for another installment of this live reading and music performance featuring novelist Rick Moody. He'll read from his latest work and Arthur and vocalist Xenia Rubinos will play songs they have written in response, with artist Michael Arthur creating on-the-spot drawings. Together, they'll explore the hazy intersection between art, literature and music. How does one artist's ideas, characters and sounds inspire and inform new ideas, characters and sounds? A discussion about inspiration will follow, along with a brief Q&A. WNYC's John Schaefer hosts.
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