Beyond Music

Red Bull Arts New York Tonight!! Nkisi Listening Session

Join Red Bull Arts, Performa, and Abrons Arts Center tonight 6PM for a special listening session where Nkisi shares her sonic influences for Sènsa, her Performa 19 Commission conceived in collaboration with Paul Maheke and Ariel Efraim Ashbel and presented at Abrons Arts Center.

“When we recognize sound as a living entity, embodied through the modulation of frequencies and the complexities of audibility and inaudibility, sound becomes an expression of the yet unknown. Sound exists in a visceral continuity of the acoustic field that merges various inseparable elements of space, time, and resonance. Mutating sound events trigger awareness in the listener able to approach hidden dimensions”.

Drawing on the notion of “skin of time” coined by the late Spectralist composer Gérard Grisey, #Nkisi examines the perception of sonic rhythm and cosmic temporalities expressed in #Bantu and #Dogon cosmologies.

This public program is organized on occasion of Sènsa, a new performance by Paul Maheke, Nkisi, and Ariel Efraim Ashbel for Performa 19. Sènsa will be performed at Abrons Arts Center on Nov, 7, 8, & 9.

Where: TONIGHT, 6PM  Performa 19 Hub 47 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013

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