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Tribeca New Music
Founders – Sacred Space

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm


Founders is a songwriting collective comprised of five members, Ben Russell, Brandon Ridenour, Hamilton Berry, Yoonah Kim, and Kris Saebo, that flourishes in combining classical and folk music with original compositions and pop arrangements.

Founders will perform the NYC premier of Sacred Space, a 7-song cycle of original works featuring the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. Combining musical styles of plainchant, West Coast jazz, and neoclassicism, this cycle is a somber yet unorthodox exploration of spiritual life. The title, Sacred Space, alludes to the interweaving of religion, reverence, and death - some of the most central themes in Poe's writings.
When & where
Friday, December 1, 2017 @7pm
Nancy Manocherian's The Cell, 338 West 23rd Street
New York

Founders will also be integrating arrangements of Messiaen's Quartet For The End Of Time, Radiohead, and original songs to complement and illuminate the solemn themes of Sacred Space.

Merging the talents of five conservatory trained musicians from New York City, Founders brings a fresh perspective on songwriting. Each musician has worked with acclaimed songwriters such as James Taylor, Sufjan Stevens, Sting, and Björk, as well as with elite classical ensembles such as Canadian Brass, A Far Cry, and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. They have been featured on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Hall, and Lincoln Center as well as on television broadcasts such as The Late Show, and SNL. With acoustic instruments and their unique musical vision, Founders is forging a new path for audiences around the world.




December 1, 2017
7:00 pm
Event Category:


Tribeca New Music


The Cell
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY United States
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