Gorinto cuts loose with prepared-piano music, tango dancers and Stan Brakhage films

You get a lot for your buck at Gorinto, the occasional Wednesday-night, outside-the-box performance series at the Mercury Cafe. And tonight's edition, the first Gorinto in 2013, will be pouring it on and turning your ears and eyes inside-out with a program called Piano Mutations Live!

See also: - Best Homemade-Instruments Show - 2013: Gorinto - Gorinto rethinks the musical instrument at the Mercury Cafe Wednesday - Go to the movies tonight at Gorinto

The event is a showcase for prepared-piano improvisations, hosted by Kurt Bauer of Bangsnap Records and featuring fifteen pianists in all, including some ivory-tickling novices charged with the responsibility of making cohesive noise.

But as the musical experimentation unfolds, there will be plenty to look at, too: Live painting, tango dancers and 16mm Stan Brakhage films screened by Boulder film archivist Joel Haertling will all enhance the experience, for just five bucks at the door. And for only $5 more, you can dive into a healthy vegetarian meal.

Gorinto gets under way at 8 p.m. at the Merc; call 303-294-9258 for information. Or visit Bangsnap online for more on Piano Mutations recordings.

Find information on hundreds of other arts and entertainment events in our online Calendar.

To keep up with the Froyd's eye-view of arts and culture in Denver, "like" my fan page on Facebook.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.