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The 2015 Look & Listen Festival took place on
May 1 – May 3, 2015 


with concerts at

BRIC House
and

Whitebox Art Center

The 2015 Festival photographer was Steven Schreiber

The 2015 Festival Program Booklet is available for download


Friday, May 1, 2015 at 
BRIC House

For our opening night we were thrilled to return to the phenomenal art venue BRIC House in Downtown Brooklyn for an evening hosted by Helga Davis. L&L alum So Percussion played Bryce Dessner’s Music for Wood and Strings; Miya Masaoka premiered her own work, Prelude, Bones for koto, voice, temple blocks, and electronics; and the Brothers Balliett Ensemble presented the world premiere of the cantata Jezebel the Proud for soprano, two English horns, bassoon, cello, and guitar written by the identical twin Balliet brothers. The evening also featured interviews with the performers and visual artist Jennifer Maravillas.

So Percussion

So Percussion

Jason Treuting

Jason Treuting

Josh Quillen and Adam Sliwinski

Josh Quillen and Adam Sliwinski

Eric Cha-Beach

Eric Cha-Beach

L&L President, Amanda Cooper

Jack Walsh and L&L President, Amanda Cooper

Host Helga Davis

Host Helga Davis

Miya Masaoka

Miya Masaoka

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Laura Bohn and The Brothers Balliett Ensemble

Laura Bohn and The Brothers Balliett Ensemble

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Whitebox Art Center

In this first collaboration with the singular Whitebox Art Center we were able to bring the Festival to the Lower East Side! The Daedalus Quartet performed Anna Weesner’s The Space Between and Luke Carlson’s Edges; virtuoso accordionist William Schimmel performed his own work, Parousia; and the percussion group Talujon gave the New York premiere of Daniel Fawcett’s Riotous Thrashing, winner of the Look & Listen 2015 Composers Competition, as well as Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Aura – three sides of the same being. Evening host Fred Sherry lead interviews with several of the composers as well as visual art curator Maximillian William.

Min-Young Kim and Karen Kim of Daedalus Quartet

Min-Young Kim and Karen Kim of Daedalus Quartet

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Jessica Thompson

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Thomas Kraines

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Host Fred Sherry with composer Anna Weesner

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Fred Sherry speaking with William Schimmel

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William Schimmel

Fred Sherry talking with composer Daniel Fawcett

Fred Sherry talking with composer Daniel Fawcett

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Talujon

 

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Whitebox Art Center

We rounded out the Festival with a packed evening, hosted by Terrance McKnight at Whitebox. Violinist Miranda Cuckson played Mikka S by Iannis Xenakis, Nocturne by Kaija Saariaho, and Inscriptions by Shulamit Ran. Cuckson was then joined by pianist Cory Smythe performing Franco Donatoni’s Ciglio III. Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and percussionist Jason Treuting performed Paola Prestini’s Quiet and gave the world premiere of Jason Treuting’s Block and Line, the Look & Listen 2015 Commission. Tyshawn Sorey Trio presented excerpts from Alloy and Minutiae by Tyshawn Sorey. The evening also featured interviews with Jason Treuting, Miranda Cuckson, visual artist Slvstr©, and the Tyshawn Sorey Trio.

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Miranda Cuckson

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Jason Treuting and Jeffrey Zeigler

Jason Treuting and Jeffrey Zeigler

Artist Slvstr speaking with host Terrance McKnight

Artist Slvstr speaking with host Terrance McKnight

Tyshawn Sorey Trio

Tyshawn Sorey Trio

Tyshawn Sorey

Tyshawn Sorey