Look and Listen Festival in NYC, May 17 - 18 - 19


May 17 2013 - 12:00am


"For twelve years, the Look and Listen Festival has organized concerts in art galleries, maintaining a link between visual and musical avant-gardes. The Pratt Manhattan Gallery hosts this year’s festival, which includes performances by such groups as Sybarite5 and the JACK Quartet." --  The New Yorker, April 22, 2013

Poe, Part I for flute and percussion by Marcos Balter performed by flutist Claire Chase, 2012 MacArthur Fellow, and percussionist Svet Stoyanov [May 19]

Self-Portrait* for piano, cello and film created and performed by composer/pianist Michael Brown and filmmaker/cellist Nicholas Canellakis [May 17]

Urbano: ensaio de escolar de samba (school of samba rehearsal)* for the string quintet Sybarite5 by New York-based Brazilian composer João Luiz [May 19]

NEW YORK PREMIERE: Le journal du corps by Lewis Nielson performed by the JACK Quartet [May 17]

The 2013 Look & Listen Festival  May 17th, 18th and 19th, 2013   Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, Second Floor

Doors open at 7:30 pm, Concert at 8

Other highlights: 
• Appearances by The M6 [May 17], Phyllis Chen/Cuddle Magic [May 19], Momenta Quartet playing the winning work by Evis Sammoutis from the 2013 L&L Composers Competition [May 19];

Words & Music, an evening curated by Suzanne Farrin, L&L Composers Collective member, with harpist Bridget Kibbey and oboist James Austin Smith and featuring works by Luciano Berio, Benjamin Britten, Elliott Carter, Felix Mendelssohn, Kaija Saariaho [May 18];
• Ambient Music, a Look & Listen tradition, created this year by L&L Composers Collective member Sebastián Zubieta and heard in the gallery prior to each concert;
• Pratt Institute’s “Graduate Fine Arts 2013” exhibition, featuring works in all media, is on display in Pratt Manhattan Gallery during the Festival. Faculty members from Pratt Institute’s Department of Fine Arts will be present to introduce the works. The exhibition is on view from May 9 – 21, 2013;
• WQXR’s Q2 is the Festival’s media partner and records all three concerts for future streaming on its internet station.