Composer Zack Zadek and poet Gabriela Garcia team up to create an evening of experimental interdisciplinary arts that examines the complex relationship between music and poetry. They will each write pieces in their chosen mediums in response to each others’ work. This will include several musical compositions by Zadek written in response to Garcia’s poems and vice versa, the result being six original pairs of music and poetry that speak directly to each other, written and performed specifically for this event.
Get to know the performers:
Gabriela Garcia is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Ohio Edit, Word Riot, Parallax, and Acentos Review, among others. She is an incoming MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University.
Zack Zadek is an award winning composer/lyricist, songwriter, performer, and playwright. His musicals 6 (Edinburgh Festival 2014), The Crazy Ones (NY Theatre Barn, NYMF 2013), and The Role of a Lifetime (dir. Jerry Mitchell) have been seen and developed around the world, from New York City to Edinburgh, Scotland. Zack's songs have been performed by some of Broadway and West End's biggest names in performances across NYC including The Highline Ballroom, 54 Below and Joe's Pub.
Find out more at zackzadek.com & gabrielagarcia.org