Following his investigation into experimental music and sound recording in Records Ruin the Landscape, David Grubbs turns his attention to the performance of improvised music with an altogether different form of writing. Now that the audience is assembled is a book-length prose poem that describes a fictional performance during which an unnamed musician improvises the construction of a series of invented instruments before an audience that is contemplative, participatory, disputatious, and asleep. Join us for a reading and solo performance. David Grubbs is Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. He has released fourteen solo albums and appeared on more than 180 recordings.