January 31, 2018

Show starts at 7:30p

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On The Water – Strange folk from West Philadelphia

Gil Trythall and Lily Taylor – composition for computer and voice

Opalina Salas – poet-queen of Oak Cliff and beyond

On the Water was founded in 2008 as an oddball folk collective, gradually evolving into something heavier, darker and weirder. They use folk, rock and symphonic instruments, overdriven amps, noise and four part harmonies to express an assortment of heavy psychedelic epics and rowdy country-punk ballads. Their discography is available at weareonthewater.com


Gil Trythall and Lily Taylor perform a piece calledSignals” written for computer and voice, which explores language, interpretation, and perspectives.

Gil Trythall, b. 1930, taught at Knox College, Peabody College (now part of Vanderbilt University), West Virginia University, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Vitória, Brasil, and Brookhaven College, Dallas. He is best known as the synthesist of the electronic country music albums COUNTRY MOOG and SWITCHED ON NASHVILLE (CD reissue available on Amazon). Books include SIXTEENTH CENTURY COUNTERPOINT and EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COUNTERPOINT (McGraw-Hill, out of print) and PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC (Grossett and Dunlap, out of print).

Vocalist, Lily Taylor was born in Boston, MA in 1981. Her BA is in Performance and Composition of Contemporary Music from College of Santa Fe in NM (’04). After many years working as a professional musician, arts administrator, and private teacher in Santa Fe, NM and San Francisco, CA, Taylor released her critically acclaimed solo album, The Ride in 2014 on Dallas local label, Pour le Corps; she performs and tours regularly in multiple acts. In addition, Taylor hosts small concert events focused on the development of avant garde music in Texas, she continues to teach private voice lessons, and hosts a radio show on 92.9FM KUZU LP in Denton, TX called BandWidthTX. lilytaylormusic.com

Opalina Salas


Opalina Salas is a poet, former Oak Cliff bookstore owner, editor of femme lit zine, and creator/host of Poets on X+ reading series held in her beloved home of Oak Cliff, Tx. She is a regular contributor to The Mad Swirl, and was a featured performer at The Texas Beat Poetry Festival 2012, Forest Fest in Lamesa, TX in 2011, and a participant in the first annual New Orleans Poetry Fest of 2016. Her poem was featured in CITY OF ____: DISPATCHES FROM 16 DALLAS POETS, she has been a performer for OPP: Other People’s Poetry, and has featured at Pandora ’s Box and Arte y Pan Dulce a PoC Art Show. She is a host of Poets on X+ open mic, and co-conspirator for ATTACK OF THE POETS, an annual multi day festival hosting poets from around the US, bridging the gaps between various literary communities far and wide. She has been writing and performing in and around the DFW area for 20 years with her comrade, partner and fellow poet, Carlos Salas, and got her start at the legendary Club Clearview Dallas Poetry Slam. – Priscilla Rice, Dallas Observer