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Brian Harnetty "Words and Silences"

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Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

The Columbus-based musician’s portrait of Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton merges newly composed music with archival recordings Merton made alone in his Kentucky hermitage.

Between April 22 and December 31, 1967, Merton recorded a series of musings that reflected his keen interest in current events—an interest that runs counter to many impressions of monastic life. Using the tape recorder as a tool for contemplation and introspection, he touched on subjects including authors Samuel Beckett and Michel Foucault and the 1967 Louisville racial protests.

In Words and Silences, Harnetty thoughtfully sets Merton’s penetrating voice against the backdrop of his five-piece ensemble. There are subtle references to Merton’s favorite music including folk songs, John Coltrane, and Jimmy Smith, as well as Buck Owens and Louis Armstrong. His score for brass and wind instruments simulates Merton’s interest in meditative breathing, while his use of piano reflects Merton’s love of early Kansas City jazz and Boogie-woogie pianists such as Mary Lou Williams. As with his past projects like the Wex-supported Shawnee, Ohio (2016) that pull voices of the past into dialogue with contemporary concerns, here Harnetty connects Merton’s still-relevant words to the isolation induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and to demands for racial justice throughout the country.

$6 access $12 members, seniors, and students (suggested) $18 general public (suggested) $36 access sponsor

Zach Jones & The DB's

Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St, Hartford, CT 06103

Zach Jones & The DB's make their debut at Arch Street Tavern with special guests, No Mind! Zach's band is made up primarily from members of the Soul band, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.


9pm $7 advance $10 day of show 21+

Zach Jones

Zach Jones is a Portland, ME based musician. Having spent many years as lead guitarist/ backing vocalist for the popular rock band As Fast As, in March of 2010, Jones released his first solo album Fading Flowers, followed by Broken Record 2011, Things Were Better 2012, and The Days 2013.

No Mind

With infectious grooves, deep improvisational moments, and awe-inspiring live shows, No Mind is quickly becoming one of Connecticut’s premiere bands. https://www.facebook.com/events/456422045077647/