2017 look and listen
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The 2017 Look + Listen Festival

May 18, 8pm at Pratt Manhattan Gallery
May 19, 8pm at BRIC House
May 21, 3pm, at The Studio Museum in Harlem

We are proud to announce that our 16th season in 2017 will be offered for FREE! Please note that while RSVPs are full for some concerts, there will be a waitlist at the door. For those who have their reservations, we anticipate a full house  — do arrive at least 15mins before each concert begins in order to secure your spot!

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.

yMusic photo by Shervin Lainez

yMusic; photo by Shervin Lainez



Jen Shyu; photo by Lynn Lane

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, at The Studio Museum in Harlem. 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.

Carman Moore and Skymusic Ensemble

Carman Moore and Skymusic Ensemble