Saturday, May 10
• Young New Yorkers' Chorus + Michael Kerschner
• Vincent Leggio (the tortured artist)
• David Amram
• Michael Dylan Ferrara
• Cosmo Sheldrake
• Grumby (DJ set)
Doors: 7PM, events begin 7:30PM
Tickets: Click here for tickets!
The Young New Yorkers' Chorus and Artistic Director Michael Kerschner will present a program incorporating looped reflections from the audience layered over a choral performance of American folk hymns. The program will begin with an adaptation of Edwin London's Bach (again), an influential choral work that fuses a Bach chorale with movement and aleatoric techniques.
Method actor Vincent Leggio will perform "The tortured artist behind Chester Binghampton" an improvised story of the unfortunate artist using suggestions from the audience. He will be accompanied by a DJ, adding musical cues and transitions, similarly to the way music was used in Commedia dell’arte.
Legendary American composer David Amram will lead a group of improvisers in a spontaneously-formed work which he calls, “Making an Omelette with Miles Davis,” taking influence from his actual culinary creation made of the random ingredients he happened to have in his fridge when he met Miles in the 1950s.
Through conversation and musical eruption, Michael Dylan Ferrara will perform an ever evolving piece that challenges the audience to reflect in the immediate moment and converse not only with one another, but open a line of communication with the individual self through prompted reflection…
In his first major US appearance, UK-based Cosmo Sheldrake promises to bring the audience into an overwhelming spin of folk and world music influenced loops, creating a large-scale participatory sonic environment. Be ready to use voices and bodies as instruments in bringing his compositions to life!