Presented by Arts Brookfield and curated by WNYC’s John Schaefer, New Sounds Live returns to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place from Friday, October 6 to Friday, October 13, 2017 with an unforgettable exhibit of artistic and musical mastery.
This year’s New Sounds Live series offers a captivating installation, the world premiere of the The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band by sculptor and multimedia artist, Carol Szymanski and performed by Ben Neill, in addition to an eclectic range of musical performances from artists, composers, and traditional musicians. The installation and all performances of New Sounds Live are free and open to the public.
Friday October 6 – Friday October 13, 2017
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Winter Garden ar Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street
Presented in totality for the first time, The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band consists of 26 brass sculptures forming a three-dimensional font, which have also been crafted to function as musical instruments. Each horn sculpture produces a unique range of tones generated by its particular letter shape.
The exhibit will culminate in three exhilarating evenings of live music performed amongst and including the The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band installation. Composer and trumpeter Ben Neill, will perform Manitoga, featuring eight of Szymanski’s horns as well as Neill’s own electroacoustic mutantrumpet, and Steak abc, which features all of the Szymanski horns. A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros performed by the Darmstadt Ensemble and led by Ben Neill and Zach Layton will pay homage to the experimental composer who passed away last year. The series will conclude on October 13 with Colin Stetson’s enchanting performance of Sorrow: A re-imagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony.
Full schedule of events
Wednesday October 11, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Manitoga (New York Premiere) STEAK abc (World Premiere) Ben Neill and Carol Szymanski
Thursday October 12, 2017 @ 7:30pm
A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros Darmstadt Ensemble led by Ben Neill and Zach Layton
Friday October 13, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Sorrow: A re-imagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony Colin Stetson