Arthur Radio Transmission #33 w/ kA

kA is the project of Brooke Hamre Gillespie (The Holy Experiment) and Santiparro Alan Scheurman (Santiparro,) two earthbound celestial beings who together create joyous, transcendent songs that lift the spirits, allowing them to soar through forests and fields, over oceans, up through the clouds and into the ever-expanding universe, where the planets are always singing. In between songs, the pair stops to reflect…

Brooke: That song came from the forest of Michigan. A lot of these songs come from the forest of Michigan.

Alan: Not just the forest, but the fire, the trees…

Brooke: The stars, all the animals… the purple beetle!

Alan: The spiders…

Brooke: The spiders. The spider water!

Alan: And the dragons.

Brooke: And the real dragons!

kA live on Arthur Radio from Arthur Radio on Vimeo.

In recent months, kA traveled to the West Coast to perform in an Alice Coltrane Tribute concert organized by friend Kyp Malone (Rain Machine). Alongside playing shows, they both lead ceremonies and music circles at Golden Drum, a Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based healing center whose practices are rooted in traditions of indigenous medicine healers from around the world.

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November 23rd – Film screening of Sandy Bull doc in Greenpoint, BROOKLYN

A documentary screening slash musical showcase in commemoration of the legendary banjo-pickin’, oud-playing folk guitarist Sandy Bull. This lineup will surely satiate the soul of any wayfaring traveler…

Documentary screenings
Oma (16mm short) portrait of Daphne Hellman (Sandy Bull’s mom)
Sandy Bull: No Deposit, No Return Blues (45 min)

Live musical performances
Colin Langenus Acoustic Guitar Orchestra
D Charles Speer
Ramble Tamble

Free admission!

Monday, November 23rd, 8:30pm
18 Java St. / Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
(View map.)

A Rooftop Farm grows in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Rooftop Farms is an organic vegetable farm located on the roof of an industrial warehouse in northern Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If you live in or around the neighborhood this your chance to get involved in a project that would make Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser proud (whose designs feature “a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows.”)

Above: Hundertwasser

Every Sunday the farmers open their rooftop to the community and set up a stand to sell their produce (eggplant, kale, lettuce, beans, tomatoes and more). Read on below for more info, and check their website for updates on weekly events.


Visit our Farm Stand on Sundays, from 10am-4pm.  To find the Farm,
walk down Eagle past Franklin towards the East River, and look for
our sign (and open door).

Volunteers: On Sundays from 9am-4pm, we accept volunteers on our
Rooftop.  Once you’re on the mass email list (with our address),
you’re good to go!  We can only take a limited number of people on the
Roof at a time, so be prepared to take a break in the shade while
everyone gets to farm.  Your support is much appreciated!

Sundays, free 2pm workshop: Learn more about our green roof and how to
grow your own vegetables in the city.  Topics change with the season,
but the session is always free & open!

Farm Education: If you’re a school, organization or group, contact to schedule your visit.

Annie N. & Ben F.

Saturday, August 1st – ANIMATED ANIMA – Art show opening in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

an⋅i⋅ma /ˈænəmə/ –noun
1. soul; life.
2. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung)
a. the inner personality that is turned toward the unconscious of the individual (contrasted with persona).
b. the feminine principle, esp. as present in men (contrasted with animus).

ANIMATED ANIMA is an exhibition of artwork by Cadence Pearson and Lucinda Trask, two artists who explore the undefined area between your physical body and the anima. The opening reception will feature a performance installation by Genevieve Belleveau of the Queen Frostine Ice Cream Girls and live music by the soulful experimental folk duo Bow Ribbons.

Opening August 1st, 8PM – Music at 10PM
184 West St. #2 / Brooklyn, NY 11222
Free admission

On view through August 7th, 4-9PM and by appointment.

April 4th – Wild Garden – Group art show opening in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Let us consider the man who fried roses for his dinner, whose kitchen smelled like a burning rose garden; or the man who disguised himself as a moth and ate his overcoat, and for dessert served himself a chilled fedora… – Russell Edson

Wild Garden is a self-organized event held in celebration of spring’s arrival. Over 27 artists of diverse backgrounds will be involved, together creating a space to channel the frenetic energy of the season…

Special guest DJ Bad Wolf Farkas, with visuals by Dani Quilez

Date & Time: Opening Saturday, April 4th, 8pm – onwards
(Also on view April 5th, Noon – 11pm, Closing April 6th, 7 – 10pm)
Location: 184 West St. #2 / Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Here’s a map.)
Price: F-r-e-e entry, with recession-priced drinks, hand-crafted merchandise and a medley of snacks