Gerty Loves Pussy

A musical intermission with Bill Orcutt, Jan. 25 With Bill Orcutt 8:00 p.m. 155 Freeman St. $10

Musician Bill Orcutt will premiere “Gerty Loves Pussy,” a solo electric-guitar piece based on Gertrude Stein’s “Subject-cases: The Background of a Detective Story.” The performance will take place halfway through the marathon reading of Stein’s The Making of Americans, on Saturday, January 25, at 8 p.m.

  • Bill Orcutt was born in Miami in the year of Cuban missile crisis and educated in Florida’s finest institutions. Orcutt was a cofounder of the band Harry Pussy. Since 2009, he has released three solo albums and many cassettes and singles on Palilalia and Editions Mego, and played with Chris Corsano and Alan Bishop. Orcutt’s most recent album, A History of Every One, a collection of the most frequently mentioned songs in American literature, was inspired by a line from The Making of Americans and the scholarship of Elijah Wald and Eric Lott.