Vehicle is a monthly meeting where a group of artists and other interested practitioners get together, drink, and have candid conversations about the work they produce.

This meeting will take place on Monday May 27 at 7pm.

The Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere will present their work-in-progress, “Toward a New Anthem” which began with a trip to Baltimore where they researched historical photographs and materials, and documented both the original manuscript and the facsimile of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Maryland Historical Society. In addition, they traveled both north and south across the Francis Scott Key Bridge while listening to Jimi Hendrix’s protest rendition of the song (Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner”, and as commemoration the bridge was named after him).

“Toward a New Anthem” examines the political reverberations and manifested responses to the “The Star-Spangled Banner” over the last century. Their larger project will re-imagine and eventually (through collaborative songwriting) re-write the lyrics and music of the national anthem.

In preparation for the conversation, Nevarez and Tevere suggest this reading: A Punch in 4/4 Time, Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez, BOMB Magazine, Mar 15, 2017

Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere are multidisciplinary artists whose projects and research investigate contemporary music and sound, the electromagnetic spectrum, dissent, and public fora. Their interests lie in the intersection between art, music, and civic action/responsibility, and historical moments that resonate through distinct musical instrumentation and sonorous traditions.