Enjoy New Forms of Music From Home – with New Sounds Live

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The annual music series, New Sounds Live goes virtual this year. The two parts were recorded in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.  New Sounds Live concerts are devoted to new and unusual forms of music.

The line-up for Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00 PM is: Sō Percussion with guests Angélica Negrón and Darian Thomas.

Sō Percussion

Sō has recorded more than 20 other albums; appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Walt Disney Hall, the Barbican, the Eaux Claires Festival, MassMoCA, and TED 2016.

“Through its sensational interpretations of modern classics, innovative multi-genre original productions, and ‘exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,’ (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and role of the modern percussion ensemble, placing it at the leading edge of 21st-century music.”

Angélica Negrón

Angélica’s music has been performed at the Kennedy Center, the Ecstatic Music Festival, EMPAC, Bang on a Can Marathon and the 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial and her film scores have been heard numerous times at the Tribeca Film Festival. She’s a teaching artist for New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers Program working with young learners on creative composition projects.

“Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys and electronics as well as for chamber ensembles, orchestras and choir. Her music has been described as ‘wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative’ (WQXR/Q2) while The New York Times noted her capacity to surprise.'”

Darian Thomas

Darian is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and interdisciplinary artist interested in combining genres and mediums into a singular vocabulary that can express ideas about intersectionality (of medium and identity).

To create a body of all-inclusive works that makes every audience member realize they are being spoken to directly and personally is the goal – being at the intersection of multiple identities means being able to speak to everyone.”

The second part of this series is on Thursday, January 28th at 7:00 PM and features performances by innovative guitarists, Kaki King and Yasmin Williams.

Register at: bfplny.com/newsoundslive