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
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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.