2015 look and listen



Special work-in-progress concert
December 15th, 2015

Phyllis Chen and JACK Quartet give a work-in-progress
of the 2016 Look & Listen Commission piece,
a toy piano chamber work written by Phyllis Chen

Please join us for this special concert,
as well as a composer Q&A and refreshments

December 15, 2015 @ 7 PM
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street

Free Admission!

Kindly RSVP to info@lookandlisten.org


Festival concerts available
for streaming on Q2 Music

q2_logocmyk_croppedOur Digital Partner, Q2 Music, recorded and has made the concerts from 2010 – 2014 available for streaming on their website. Take a listen on the dedicated Look & Listen Q2 page.


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Buzz about the L&L Festival:

New York Classical Review, 5/4/15: “The 14th annual Look and Listen Festival concluded Sunday at the Whitebox Art Center with a concert of new music that featured the performers as much as the composers… listeners had the close-up experience of what some contemporary composers are producing … perfectly satisfying … finely made and finely played.”

The New York Times, 5/1/15“New-music royalty including the violinist Miranda Cuckson, So Percussion and the cellist Jeffrey Zeigler take to art venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan for this wide-ranging festival.”

The New Yorker“chock-full of edgy new music”

I Care If You Listen, 5/21/15: “Look and Listen’s opening night served its mission with excellent resolve. Showcasing these works in an unconventional gallery space made for a clear analogy to the importance of new music and art, their potential dialogue, and how and where these media are consumed.”

The New Yorker, Goings  on About Town, 4/28/14: “This series, a going concern since 2002, builds on the spirit of the postwar New York School by placing vibrant concerts of new music into forward-looking art galleries.”

New York Times ArtsBeat: “an eclectic slate of new music concerts in galleries”

The New York Times: “This adventurous festival offers treats for eyes and ears.”

Time Out New York: “An ambitious grassroots music and visual art series that grows more impressive with each passing year.”

Steve Smith, New York Times: “This personable festival has hit on a winning formula: vital new music presented by authoritative players in an informal setting, surrounded by contemporary art.”

Time Out New York: “impeccably curated”

Allan Kozinn, New York Times: “much-too-short”

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