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No Exit Presents: Piano Dada @ BOP STOP

March 9 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm


No Exit Presents: Piano Dada @ BOP STOP

No Exit and their partner Heights Arts invites you to look backwards into the future as they present Piano Dada. The program will feature piano music originally presented at the Festival Dada (in 1920) and Soirée du Coeur à Barbe (in 1923). Many of the pieces that will be included on the program were written by artists associated with the Dadaist movement such as Marcel Duchamp’s Erratum Musical, La Nourrice Americaine (fast and slow) by Francis Picabia and Drie Composities Voor Klavier by Elt Mesens. Also appearing on the program will be an ensemble rendition of Musical Erratum and a new experimental work (à la John Cage) by Luke Rinderknecht inspired by the techniques, ideology and methods of the Dadaist.

Each concert will feature filmic presentations of Tristan Tzara singing The Song of a Dadaist and No Exit performing Hugo Ball’s iconoclastic poem Karawane. The ensemble will also perform a live rendition of a newly created series of sound poems.

In conjunction with Piano Dada, No Exit will create a dadaist/surrealist environment at Heights Arts titled Irrational Objects: Backwards Into the Future. The exhibit will be comprised of art and objects created for the installation in addition to elements of set design. Contributors will include Edwin Wade, Steven Mastroianni ( , Jeremy Paul ( and Timothy Beyer. Irrational Objects: Backwards Into the Future will be open to the public starting on March 15 and will run through May 12.

As always, No Exit’s concerts are free and open to the public. Adventurous listeners are welcome! Visit for more information.



Erratum Musical
Marcel Duchamp

Trois Morceaux en forme de Poire
Erik Satie

La Nourrice Américaine
Francis Picabia

Three Easy Pieces
Igor Stravinsky

Caramel Mou
Darius Milhaud

Adieu, New York!
Georges Auric

Drie Composities Voor Klavier
Elt Mesens

Erratum Musical (ensemble version 1)
Marcel Duchamp

not yet titled
Luke Rinderknecht



Since its inception, No Exit has served as an outlet for the commission and performance of contemporary avant-garde concert music. Now in our 15th season and with well over 300 commissions to date, No Exit is known for presenting exciting, meaningful, and thought-provoking FREE concert programs—always with the philosophy of bringing the concert hall to the public by partnering with community-based venues, and by creating an experience that allows its diverse and musically curious audience to really connect with what they hear ... “free and open to the public” in every sense.

Our 15th season, which we’re calling Surreality, is our most ambitious yet. No Exit’s 2023-2024 season will encompass a wide variety of artistic mediums to present an immersive multidisciplinary exploration of surrealism as expressed in music, visual art, film, poetry, literature and performance art. We hope that you will join us in taking the leap into the irrational, illogical, inexplicable, strange and utterly fantastical world of Surreality!

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No Exit Presents: Piano Dada @ BOP STOP
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