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Flushing Town Hall, in partnership with the New York Guitar Festival, presents Alex De Grassi + Henry Kaiser + Loren Connors in a concert that combines internationally acclaimed guitarists, original scores commissioned by the Festival, and Asian silent films from the 1920s & 1930s. Alex de Grassi, one of the world's top fingerstyle, steel-string acoustic guitarists, will perform an original score he composed for A Story of Floating Weeds (Ukigusa Monogatari, 1934) by the world-renowned Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu. De Grassi has the ability to weave together melody, counter- melody, bass, harmony, rhythm, and cross-rhythms, ultimately creating a highly orchestrated sound from a solo guitar. In addition to his custom six-string, de Grassi will play a few one-of-a-kind guitars, including a 39-string "Flying Dream" instrument. A short will precede the feature--excerpts from Teinosuke Kinugasa's A Page of Madness (Kurutta Ippeiji, 1926) will be screened accompanied by an improvisation by guitarists Henry Kaiser and Loren Connors.

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