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UNCHARTED: Bora Yoon and Andrew Nemr

Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $20
Unexpected sound objects, a panoply of musical instruments, original works, and even utilizing the stage as an instrument, itself – two internationally acclaimed TED Fellows, Korean-American composer/sound artist Bora Yoon and Lebanese-American tap artistAndrew Nemr – join forces to create a new dynamic musical experience and journey for the ears, body, and soul.
Complimentary beer and wine is served prior to and during all concerts.
 
Bora Yoon is an award-winning, Korean-American composer, vocalist, and sound artist who creates immersive audiovisual soundscapes using digital devices, voice and found objects and instruments from a variety of cultures and historical centuries – to create a unique language of storytelling with music, space, and sound. Inspired by architecture, she has composed for the 55,000 sq. foot abandoned McCarren pool, historic churches, a Frank Gehry building, galleries and black box theaters, and the digital film and video realm with music art films, live dance, and multimedia performance. Named one of the “14 Artists Who Are Transforming the Future of Opera” by Huffington Post, Yoon’s pioneering works have been presented by Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Nam June Paik Museum (Korea), Singapore Arts Festival, MADE Festival (Sweden), Festival of World Cultures (Poland), Park Avenue Armory, and Walker Art Center, among others.
Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew Nemr is considered one of the most hardworking and diverse tap dance artists today. Whether playing with Nat Adderley Jr., directing Cats Paying Dues, or co-founding the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc., Andrew has garnered a reputation for impeccable musicianship and sensitivity, and respect for the craft that he loves. A TED Fellow and the artist in residence for the Quarterly Arts Soiree (QAS) at Webster Hall, Andrew received an NEA Masterpieces: Dance Initiative Grant to reconstruct the works of classic tap dance soloists, garnering critical and popular acclaim upon their presentation inEchoes In Time. Collectively, Andrew’s choreography and solo work has been described as “a welcome return to the elegance of simplicity and the tap dancer as maker of aural magic” (exploredance.com) and “deeply touching” (Daily Gazette).
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Following a triumphant 2015 concert series, Greenwich House Music School is proud to present Uncharted 2016, a concert series featuring high-profile local artists debuting first-time performances of new work or new collaborations. The Uncharted concert season covers a broad selection of performative genres, from jazz to traditional folk, electronic to classical, cabaret to tap dance. Performances for Uncharted will take place every Thursday from March 24 to May 12. 

“The Uncharted series was founded as a safe space for artists to take risks,” says series curator Jennie Wasserman, formerly of SFJAZZ, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub and Carnegie Hall. “Last season’s collection of sold-out concerts proved that audiences are always excited to hear something new from their favorite performers. That success has emboldened us to vary our lineup even further. Greenwich Village is one of America’s oldest and most successful social melting pots; reflecting the neighborhood’s artistic excellence and diversity is one of the goals of our programming.”

Performances start at 8:00 p.m. Concerts are staged at Greenwich House Music School under the chandeliers of its Renee Weiler Concert Hall, an intimate 100-capacity room featuring excellent acoustics, a welcoming neighborhood vibe and a pair of Steinway grand pianos. All shows are general admission and open to all ages. Complimentary beer and wine is served prior to and during all concerts.

Details

Date:
Apr 28, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$20
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Website:
http://www.greenwichhouse.org/music_school/uncharted

Organizer

Greenwich House Music School
Phone:
2122424770
Email:
Website:
http://www.greenwichhouse.org/music_school/uncharted

Venue

Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014 United States
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Phone:
2122424770
Website:
http://www.greenwichhouse.org/music_school/uncharted