A memorial service celebrating creative genius David Franks takes place this Sunday at the Creative Alliance. Franks, who passed away two weeks ago, was an inspired and inspiring trickster, a restlessly creative, astute, perceptive, and witty soul. Among his many projects, highlights included a symphony for tugboats (which was performed at the Harbor!) and Dead Letters, a piece that involved shooting letters from his father and composing poetry from the fragments. The latter piece became a compelling installation at the Halcyon Gallery over Margaret's Cafe in Fells Point.
The Signal's Aaron Henkin put together an excellent Franks tribute, which aired last Friday on WYPR. You can listen to it here. And David Beaudouin has put together a Franks tribute that is essential viewing/reading.
Sunday's memorial is scheduled for 3-7 pm and includes a potluck.