William S Burroughs 100

Iconic Badass William S. Burroughs Turns 100

The NYC legend turns 100.

A legend among legends, William S. Burroughs would have turned 100 this year. In honor of his legacy there are Centenary events occurring worldwide. In New York, the WSB 100 has curated a series of events occurring at various venues across the city honoring Burroughs legacy as one of the most culturally influential and innovative artists of the 20th century. These events range from film screenings to musical performances, featuring Thurston Moore, Bill Laswell, John Zorn and many more. You can purchase a festival pass which grants you access to all the WSB 100 events, or buy individual tickets. Full list of events below.

Wednesday 4/9 The Stone
8 pm: Kenny Wollesen
10 pm: Ariana Reines

Thursday 4/10 The Stone
8 pm: James Ilgenfritz / Nick Hallett / Ryan Jewell / Richard Kamerman
10 pm: Anthony Coleman

Friday 4/11 Friday The Stone
8 pm: Raha Raissnia (film, projections) performs live visuals to John
Zorn’s Burroughs tribute INTERZONE.
10 pm: Trevor Dunn’s PROOFReaders Trio play music from Naked Lunch and
other Ornette melodies.

Saturday 4/12 The Stone
10 pm: Charles Bernstein and Bruce Andrews-a B=U=R=R=O=U=G=H=S tribute

Sunday 4/13 The Stone
8 pm: Jalal Toufic
10 pm: Andrew Lampert & Title TK

Tuesday 4/15 The Stone
8 pm: Object Collection
10 pm: Kenneth Goldsmith (readings)

Wednesday 4/16 The Stone
8 pm: VOMIT FIST with guest Todd Colby
10 pm: JG Thirlwell and Sarah Lipstate

Thursday 4/17 The Stone
8 & 10 pm Thurston Moore (guitar)

Friday 4/18 The Stone
8 pm: Billy Martin-the exploding junky
10 pm: Eyvind Kang: Hieroglyphic Silence

Saturday 4/19 The Stone
8 pm: John Zorn and Bill Laswell Duo

Sunday 4/20 8 &10 pm The Stone
Hal Willner (tapes) Bill Frisell (guitar) Eyvind Kang (viola) Lenny
Pickett (sax)

Monday April 21: Issue Project Room
Elliott Sharp / Steve Buscemi duo

Tuesday April 22: Incubator Arts Project
Lydia Lunch / Quintan Ana Wikswo at Incubator

Wednesday April 23: Reading Marathon at Poetry Project
(featuring Anne Waldman, Penny Arcade, Jack Womack, John Ventimiglia,
Bob Holman, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Regina Weinreich, Iron Dog, JG
Thirlwell, Lydia Lunch, Elliott Sharp, Oliver Harris, Quintan Ana
Wikswo, Mike Pride, Sam Mickens, Adam Tobin, Shelley Hirsch, Simon
Pettet, Steve Dalachinsky, James Ilgenfritz, DJ Ray Velasquez, and I’m
still adding a few others)

Thursday April 24 8pm: Incubator Arts Project
Nick Zedd & Andre Perkowski

Friday April 25: Incubator & CUNY GC
9am-5:30: William S. Burroughs Centennial Conference at CUNY Grad Center
9pm: James Ilgenfritz Anagram Ensemble & Stephanie Sleeper sleepdance:
Deleted Scenes
8pm: Lea Bertucci & G. Lucas Crane

Saturday April 26: Incubator & New York Public Library
3PM: New York Public Library: Oliver Harris: Restoring the Cut-Up Trilogy
9pm: James Ilgenfritz Anagram Ensemble & Stephanie Sleeper sleepdance:
Deleted Scenes
8pm: Ecstacy Mule
7pm: Bhob Rainey

Sunday April 26 8pm Incubator Arts Project
9pm: James Ilgenfritz Anagram Ensemble & Stephanie Sleeper /
sleepdance: Deleted Scenes
8pm: Bob Bellerue
7pm: Anne Waldman & David Little: ‘Artaud In The Black Lodge’

William S Burroughs 100

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