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    Composer/musician Dana Leong combines sounds and sights from a range of musical and cultural traditions and brings together an ever-widening group of outstanding artists for collaboration. He recently premiered Bound(less) with the vertical dance company Bandaloop commissioned by Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and a multimedia work, Life After Dark, commissioned by the Apollo Theater. Currently he is collaborating with Dave Liang of Shanghai Restoration Project on a new work, The Sounds of Folk Tales, commissioned by the Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival. Leong studied classical cello and jazz trombone on double scholarships at Manhattan School of Music.


    Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan's only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. The New Museum has been amassing a wealth of materials now available through the New Museum Digital Archive. The Digital Archive currently contains over 6,000 exhibition images, exhibition descriptions, publications, public program chronology, and a searchable database of over 3,700 artists, curators, and institutions associated with the New Museum's programming.

    The Tektonik By Dana Leong

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The Tektonik By Dana Leong

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 6.15-9pm

Skyroom at New Museum
235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Cross Street: Prince Street
Subways: F to 2 Av; J to Bowery; 6 to Spring St; N, R to Prince St; B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette St
Buses: M103 to Bowery-Prince St; M21 to E Houston St-Bowery

$18 General
$10 Students
(212) 219-1222

Award-winning composer Dana Leong leads a quartet of cello, tabla, sitar, and electronics for an entrancing sundown concert at the New Museum’s breathtaking Skyroom, exploring the healing power of meditative sounds from different traditions joining forces in a union towards oneness with the earth.

Hailing from Japan, China, Haiti, and India—all countries recently affected by earthquakes, also known as “tectonic disruptions”—the musicians in the quartet come together in a unique collaboration to remind us of our shared destiny and of the need for our compassionate and careful stewardship of Mother Earth. The soulful vocalization of the cello, the hypnotic droning of the sitar, the imaginative weaving of electronic soundscapes, and the soothing rhythms of the tabla will mix together to produce a unique atmosphere of contemplation, harmony and healing as the sun sets on the Manhattan skyline.

Presented by Tateo Sound and Sozo Media, in association with the New Museum of Contemporary Art.