The Watermill Center’s final summer event will be an “Artists’ Table Dinner” on Thursday, August 19, which will include an intimate open rehearsal by The Daxophone Consort followed by a locally sourced, farm-to-table meal with the artists.
Watermill Alum, Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom, present an open rehearsal of their latest recording for the daxophone. The instrument’s sound, somewhere between a cello and badger, ranges from furtive gurgles and delicate whistles to wild screams. During their August residency at The Center, the consort is developing a new interpretation of John Cage’s Ryoanji, to be released later this year on a recording for Mode Records. In this performance, Schrey and Shalom will demonstrate aspects of the instrument’s capabilities in addition to some of their personal approaches to playing and the work they do as an ensemble.
The presentation will be followed by an intimate, farm-to-table meal with the artists on The Center’s scenic grounds, prepared by Chef Jilian Duran and Chef Adam Mayer. All proceeds support The Watermill Center’s year-round artist residency and education programs. Space is limited and reservations are required at watermillcenter.org.