Premiere New York Premiere
Country of Origin United States
Description With songs and staging inspired by Henry Miller’s novella The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder, Steven Reker leads the band in a concert where architecture doubles as an instrument. The group stacks up, tears down, and rearranges industry-standard Styrofoam insulation boards throughout the concert, while harnessing their acoustic properties with microphones. The palette of sounds includes vintage synthesizers, voices, guitar, saxophone, acoustic-electric drums, and the noises that leap out of the ever-changing set.