Michael Hearst / Unusual Creatures

Wed Jul 31, 2013
The Booksmith
7:00 PM
Family, Literary
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The last time Michael Hearst performed at The Booksmith, it was with his band, One Ring Zero, and Jonathan Ames. Now he's back, with a nerdy, family-friendly, sort of Ted Talk.

About what, you ask? A highly-geeky, A/V presentation of some of the most bizarre animals to roam the planet. From the Australian bilby to the deep-sea magnapinna squid to the microscopic tardigrade. And in case learning about hagfish slime isn't enough to pique your interest, Hearst will perform songs inspired by the animals on such odd-call instruments as the daxophone, theremin, claviola, and stylophone.

You will definitely need to be here.

With humor and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life-forms. Which animal can be found at the top of Mount Everest, 10,000 feet under the sea, and in your backyard? Which animal poops cubes? Which animal can disguise itself as a giant crab? These fascinating facts and hundreds more await curious minds, amateur zoologists, and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal.

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero, whose albums include Planets and As Smart As We Are, and his solo works include Songs for Ice Cream Trucks and Songs for Unusual Creatures. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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