Grant Hart Solo // Anagram Ensemble: Ticket That Exploded CD release

From New York’s Cake Shop:

March 21, 2015, 8PM Doors
The Cake Shop
125 Ludlow St, NY NY

Grant Hart & The Anagram Ensemble
Celebrate CD release of James Ilgenfritz’s
“The Ticket That Exploded”

James Ilgenfritz’s William S. Burroughs –inspired opera “The Ticket That Exploded” is released on Grant Hart’s Con D’or Records.

Grant Hart Solo

James Ilgenfritz & The Anagram Ensemble

Composer and bassist James Ilgenfritz composed the opera The Ticket That Exploded in 2011, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by America’s preeminent avant-garde literary iconoclast, William S. Burroughs. Featuring a 20-person ensemble comprised of many of New York’s premiere vocalists and instrumentalists, the opera mixes free jazz, sonic experimentalism, contemporary chamber music, and raucous post-punk industrial mayhem, using the same radical cut-up techniques Burroughs pioneered in his writings.

On March 21, singer/songwriter Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü, Nova Mob) brings his iconic solo performance to The Cake Shop. The occasion will serve as a CD release celebration for James Ilgenfritz’s opera The Ticket That Exploded, adapted from text by William S. Burroughs, and released on March by Grant Hart’s label Con D’Or.

The Anagram Ensemble
Steve Dalachinsky, Nick Hallett, Anne Rhodes, Megan Schubert: voices
Martha Cargo, Sam Kulik, Justin Wood: winds/brass
Andrew Drury, John O’Brien, Kevin Norton: percussion
Ty Citerman, James Ilgenfritz: guitar/bass
David Bloom: conductor