Gothamist was excited to hear about the collaboration of two New Yorkers we respect on different parts of the creative spectrum. Tonight musician Billy Martin (of Medeski, Martin & Wood) and author Paul Auster will join forces at the Thalia Theater for a performance guaranteed to be unlike any other. Martin will curate and lead a trio to accompany Auster in the reading of Timbuktu and City of Glass.

Musicians Marty Ehrlich and Doug Wieselman will be joining Martin, who himself will be playing not only percussion...but an ipod. Welcome to the future. Symphonic literature, we like the sound of it.

So join Gothamist on a long, but guaranteed worth it, trip Uptown. If you can't make this unique event we suggest you head over to the open-to-public NYU Masterclass with Billy Martin at the Blue Note Club. This takes place on October 23, 2004, from 2-4 p.m.

Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway, on the SW corner of 95th St. and Broadway. You can buy tickets here.

Incase you don't get there yourself, keep your eye on this space for a review next week.