Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

Virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie makes a rare New York appearance with experimental harpist Zeena Parkins in front of The Joshua Light Show for an evening of improvised music and image that pries open the doors of perception.

“If you've never experienced Glennie, you shouldn't miss her. If you've heard her before, chances are you already have your tickets.” The Washington Post

Glennie, who lost her her hearing at age 12, has sustained a glorious, international career of exploring the boundaries of sound, feeling it deeply within her body. With a symphonic array of drums, bells, blocks, chimes and toys, and in collaboration with celebrated harpist Zeena Parkins (whose magical tones are easily recognizable on Björk's Biophilia and Vespertine albums), Glennie sends audiences on a journey across sonic dimensions, as the artists of The Joshua Light Show listen and react with their instruments of light. The results speak to the neurological phenomenon of synesthesia and the limits of human consciousness.

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The Joshua Light Show, founded by multimedia artist Joshua White, are perhaps the most legendary visualists of live music. As resident artists at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East during the late 1960’s, and in performances at Woodstock, Newport Jazz Festival, Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall, and the classic film, Midnight Cowboy, White and his cohorts created live, colorful, psychedelic projections behind the great bands of that era including The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and The Who. 

Regenerated in part by exhibitions at the Tate Liverpool, Centre Pompidou, MOCA, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Whitney, the new Joshua Light Show has performed across the United States and Europe in concert with a new generation of art rock and experimental music luminaries, in addition to creating its own fulldome son-et-lumière for the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History.

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9/13 7:30 EVELYN GLENNIE / ZEENA PARKINS
9/14 7:30 TERRY RILEY/ GYAN RILEY
9/14 10 JOHN ZORN / LOU REED / BILL LASWELL / MILFORD GRAVES
9/15 7:30 + 10 BEN GOLDWASSER / ANDREW VANWYNGARDEN
9/16 7:30 GLOBALFEST: DEBO BAND + FORRO IN THE DARK

 

PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARKTYPE/THOMAS O. KRIEGSMANN AND NICK HALLETT

Photos by James Wilson (left), Heike Liss (right), Linder Genz courtesy Transmediale (bottom)
 

 

 

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