Thursday, May 24, 2012

Performance: Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Ryan Sawyer and Ben Vida

Legendary composer Philip Glass, both controversial and ever-present, has captured the American public perhaps more than any living composer. For his operas, symphonies, compositions for his own ensemble, and wide-ranging collaborations Glass has had an unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times.
For three intimate evenings, Philip Glass comes to ISSUE Project Room, New York’s City’s only European Chamber Music Hall. His only performance in Brooklyn this year, “Philip Glass: Music With Friends” is a rare occasion, with under 200 seats for each performance.
The final evening of this three-night festival includes a special duo performance by Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson, followed by the music of Ryan Sawyer and Ben Vida.
The VIP ticket includes an exclusive reception with the performers at a private residence prior to the concert.
Ryan Sawyer and Ben Vida
This newly formed duo consists of two musicians who’s musical backgrounds encompass many methods, genres and modalities.  What is consistent in both Ryan and Ben’s music is an intrinsic dedication to experimentation and improvisation. As a duo they make an ecstatic and enveloping music that is pointillist and percussive, revealing the common ground between man and machine.

Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Ryan Sawyer and Ben Vida
Friday June 15 – 8PM
Buy Tickets | Admission: $150 VIP Seating with reception, $55 General Admission