In conjuntion with the exhibition The Nature of Order, James Cohan Gallery is pleased to announce performances by Lee Ranaldo, Pat Place, and Maggie Estep.MAGGIE ESTEP has published two books: Diary of an Emotional Idiot (1997) and Soft Maniacs (1999). Currently, she is working on a spoken word "opera" involving several of the characters from her third novel (still in progress). One of these entitled "No More Mr. Nice Guy" was recorded with Pat Place and the band I Love Everybody.
PAT PLACE, punk rock guitarist from the now legendary 80's rock bands, "James White and the Blacks" and "Bush Tetras", has cut numerous records and CD's. She is currently performing with her improvisation group "4 Blind Mice" in a number of New York venues.
LEE RANALDO, musician and visual artist, is an original member of the group Sonic Youth formed in 1981 in New York City. In November they released "Goodbye 20th Century", recordings of compositions by John Cage, George Maciunas, Yoko Ono et al. Lee's latest solo records include "Dirty Wind ows" and "Amarillo Ramp (for Robert Smithson)". Ranaldo has collaborated with Glenn Branca, Allen Ginsberg, and DJ Spooky among others. His video/guitar piece HWY SONG was recently exhibited in New York City and Stockholm and will be included in the "Sonic Boom" show at the Hayward Gallery in London in spring of 2000.
Performances begin promptly at 7 p.m.