Cacophonous Collection of Silence

06/30/2009 2:29 PM |

e604/1246379145-eileenmyles.jpgTrek up to Harlem tonight for a truly unique summer-time outdoor performance art-music-theater-poetry whatsit at the Hispanic Society of America (Audubon Terrace between 155th and 156th St). The latest in a collaborative series called Tuesdays on the Terrace and organized by the Dia Art Foundation, tonight’s event, titled The Collection of Silence, was conceived and created by poet, cultural theorist and generally fascinating genius Eileen Myles (pictured at right), and features a series of micro-performances all around the Hispanic Society’s outdoor plaza including dancers, Buddhists (Buddhist dancers?) and a life drawing class. The performance is completely silent, per the title, and will therefore include a very unusual performance by opera singer Juliana Snapper.Things kick off at 7pm, and though the event is free you’re better off RSVPing here.

(photo credit: Angela Carone)