NY premiere of Lewis Nielson's Le journal du corps -Jack Quartet - May 17th - Look and Listen Festival


May 17 2013 - 8:00pm

photo by Henrik OlundJack Quartetphoto by Henrik OlundPratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, Second Floor;

The 2013 Look & Listen Festival - May 17th, 18th and 19th, 2013

Opening night (doors open at 7:30pm) features 'THREE WORLD PREMIERES"

JACK Quartet performs the New York premiere of Le journal du corps, a new work by Lewis Nielson. Audiences will hear/see the world premiere of Self-Portrait*, a multi-media creation for piano, cello and video by Michael Brown and Nick Canellakis. The Brown-Canellakis duo also performs Grave by Lutoslawski and Bulgarian Folk Tunes Gankino Horo & Daichovo Horo, arranged by Nicholas Canellakis. Michael Brown performs the solo piano piece Short Sonata by George Perle, and a cappella group The M6 performs Basket Rondo by Meredith Monk. WQXR’s Terrance McKnight hosts and interviews performers and composers. Full 2013 festival schedule is here.

All-Festival Pass: $35; Single Tickets: $15
ADVANCE PURCHASE RECOMMENDED via the L&L website. Remaining seats available at the door.

The Look & Listen Festival (L&L) is an annual 3-concert New York City event presenting new music in art galleries. The goal is to expand audiences for both art forms. For the second consecutive year, Look & Listen has partnered with Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery for its three concerts –including three world premieres– to be held in conjunction with the Gallery’s “Graduate Fine Arts 2013” exhibition.

Highlights include:

  • Three world premieres:
  • a work for piano, cello and original film created and performed by Michael Brown and Nicholas Canellakis (co-commissioned by Look & Listen and Concert Artists Guild);
  • a work for string quintet Sybarite5 by emerging New York-based Brazilian composer João Luiz (co-commissioned by Look & Listen and Concert Artists Guild);
  • a section from a longer work by Marcos Balter for flutist Claire Chase, 2012 MacArthur Fellow, and percussionist Svet Stoyanov, commissioned by Ms. Chase.