Join us in Shelf Life for an evening of Songs About Books with musical performances of by Levi Fuller, Joshua Morrison, and Led to Sea (Alex Guy). Organized by Levi Fuller and funded by a grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, five local songwriters were invited to participate in the most recent quarterly compilation album from Ball of Wax titled, Songs About Books. READ MORE….
These 25 literary melodies premiered last month at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center (as seen in our Hankpost “Like songs? Like books? How about songs about books?”). Check out The Stranger review of this event. We invite you to attend a lo-fi/acoustic recap of this performance at the Henry in an environment built expressly for the enjoyment of books.
The Henry is excited to see you this Friday, September 9th, at 7PM in our Lobby Test Site. By the way, this performance is a free with museum admission.
The songwriters and their books:
Alex Guy : Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov
Levi Fuller : Bluets, by Maggie Nelson
Johanna Kunin : Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls, by Matt Ruff
Joshua Morrison : The Last Samurai, by Helen DeWitt.
Ryan Barrett: The Possibility of an Island
Here’s a sneak preview of what to expect:
Led to Sea at the premiere of Songs About Books
Shelf Life is the Henry’s summer ode to BOOKS and READING. From July 1 – October 16th, the Henry has invited book lovers from various fields — independent publishers, librarians, poets, writers, designers, and, most importantly, readers — to share with us what they do and why they love to do it. For a complete list of Shelf Life related programming, please visit this page.