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Phil Kline

Phil Kline is a composer, guitarist, and installation artist.  His holiday parade piece Unsilent Night, for wandering hordes of boombox players, is one of the music world’s longest running traditions, taking place every year in hundreds of cities around the globe.  His work often has a political edge, and his frequent collaborator in his political works is tonight’s performer, vocalist Theo Bleckmann, who will be performing two new pieces from Phil’s in-progress song cycle called The Best Words, “a setting of slurred words and garbled phrases uttered by our so-called President.” Theo will be accompanied on tape by violinist Todd Reynolds on the song An unbelievable thing; and will then be accompanied live by pianist Dan Tepfer on the song Some kind of test.

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