‘Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project’


The first of a two-part collaboration involving jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, poet Mike Ladd, and poet-Iraq veteran Maurice Decaul, Holding It Down uses dreams to explore the experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan vets. Iyer employs an electroacoustic palette—his ensemble here includes Guillermo Brown (vocals), Liberty Ellman (guitar), and Kassa Overall (percussion)—to map surreal, banal, and ultraviolent psychic souvenirs. GEHR

Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., 2012