Gabriel Boyer and Malcolm Felder at Quimby’s!

Apr ’09
7:00 pm


began his performing career at the age of eighteen, singing-Blood-Sweat-and-Tears-while-adorned-in-condiments, this period ending when, at the age of twenty-one, he discovered soul music and formed the band Extra Play with (who will also be in attendance in the band Normal Feelings with Mr. Boyer), then abandoned said musical project to relocate to New York City where he curated the spoken word portion of the DUMBO Arts Festival in ‘99.

In summer of ‘03 Mutable Press (a company founded by Zachary Katz and Gabriel Boyer) released its first book, a collection of manifestoes edited by Mr. Boyer. In the winter of that same year Mutable Press released How to Tell the Living from the Dead, a novel by Gabriel Boyer. In the course of the following year Mutable Press released four books, among which was Seven Nights in the Bedroom, a memoir of Bedroom Theater, also by Gabriel Boyer.

Then Mr. Boyer moved to China for a year to contemplate what he had done. Afterwards, relocating to an anarchist commune just south of Eugene, OR, where he filmed an anarchist musical entitled Free-Thinking Man as Commodity. After a brief stint working in a fish processing plant in the Bering Strait, he and Malcolm Felder recorded a radioplay, Twilight at the Lady Jane Grey College for Little Ladies in the spring of ‘08 at Shady Pines Studios. He now resides in Chicago, IL where he and Felder run .

Gabriel Boyer will read from his new book, A Survey of My Failures this Far, which is actually a collection of seven books.

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