Contemporaneous and Projeto Arcomusical
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Doors: 6pm | Show: 7pm
635 Sackett St, Brooklyn
Tickets: $25 seated, $10 standing
Presented in association with Contemporaneous
Features two world premiere works by Elliot Cole and Ian Gottlieb
Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 22 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of the present. In this groundbreaking collaboration with berimbau sextet Projeto Arcomusical, disparate traditions of string instruments collide in an explosion of radical new music that draws from diverse traditions of ancient string instruments. The program builds a musical atlas of the ubiquitous and eclectic history of music for strings, from the kora to the harp to the cello to the berimbau.
In two world premiere works by Elliot Cole and Ian Gottlieb written for Contemporaneous and Arcomusical, the visionary composers reimagine the sound of the berimbau (the one-string Afro-Brazilian percussion instrument known for its use in capoeira) to stretch its expressive possibilities in a new context.