The 2017 Look + Listen Festival
May 18, 8pm at Pratt Manhattan Gallery
May 19, 8pm at BRIC House
May 21, 3pm, at inHarlem: Kevin Beasley in Morningside Park
All 2017 Festival concerts are once again FREE for the second year in a row!
Helping us usher in the festival’s Opening Night at Pratt Manhattan Gallery is Ione from the Deep Listening Institute who will lead Pauline Oliveros’ The Heart Chant. Hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, the evening’s program features violinist and violist Miranda Cuckson, septet ensemble yMusic performing selections from their latest album, First, composed by Son Lux; and tenor sax quartet Battle Trance is performing an excerpt from Blade of Love.
Day 2 of the festival at BRIC is hosted by Lara Pellegrinelli and features Sō Percussion performing the New York premiere of Paul Lansky’s Springs, as well as Michael Gordon’s Timber, joined by Yarn/Wire percussionists. Yarn/Wire also then takes the stage to perform Žibuoklė Martinaityte’s Look + Listen commission, Unique forms of continuity in space. Jen Shyu presents excerpts from her newest solo work, Nine (working title) and Look + Listen’s Composer’s Competition winner, Nina C. Young’s Spero Lucern, will also be performed by Ensemble Échappé.
The festival concludes with a program curated and hosted by Terrance McKnight, in partnership with The Studio Museum in Harlem and held at the public art installation inHarlem: Kevin Beasley featuring the specially commissioned sculpture Who’s Afraid to Listen to Red, Black and Green? in Morningside Park (by 114th St and Morningside Dr). We are delighted to have Craig Harris and The Saints and Aint’s Brass Choir performing selections, along with Carman Moore’s Skymusic Ensemble performing several of his own works, including the gospel themed Think In An New Way.