Friday, June 13, 1997

Praxis - Brooklyn, NY - 1997-06-13

Praxis live at the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage - inside the base of the Brooklyn Bridge at Cadman Plaza West - in Brooklyn, NY, June 13, 1997.

One of the craziest places I have ever seen a show...It is literally inside one of the supporting pillars - part of the actual structure of the Brooklyn Bridge...Creative Time, the folks who put on this show, had been staging arts shows in New York for over 20 years at the time of this show. From their website:
"Creative Time presents the most innovative art in the public realm. From our base in New York, we work with artists who ignite the imagination and explore ideas that shape society. We initiate a dynamic conversation among artists, sites, and audiences, in projects that enliven public spaces with free and powerful expression."

And Praxis? Here's how wikipedia describes them:
"Praxis is the name of an ever-changing Bill Laswell musical project. Praxis combines elements of different musical genres such as funk, jazz, hip-hop and heavy metal into highly improvised music. First appearing in 1992 with the critically acclaimed Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis), Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell and Brain have defined the direction of the band over the last 15 years."

If you have photos, reviews, handbills or anything else from this show please let me know. Here are the downloads:

Praxis, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Brooklyn, NY, June 13, 1997, disc one
Praxis, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Brooklyn, NY, June 13, 1997, disc two