Access Contemporary Music celebrates 10 years of its award-winning podcast Relevant Tones with a three-day festival featuring music and conversation on the topics of Rube Goldberg machines, the intersection of music and architecture, and monsters. The festival features the launch of a new video series called Songs About Buildings and Moods that features commissioned music performed live in landmark spaces like the TWA Hotel, Tammany Hall, and others.
Relevant Tones Festival Passes
See all three nights for $40
Night Two: Songs About Buildings and Moods
Friday, October 15
The exciting launch of a new series exploring the intersection of music and architecture, Songs About Buildings and Moods is an artistic interpretation of historically and culturally relevant spaces. The series skips the usual scientific and acoustical ways of thinking about music and architecture and instead asks, how does this building make us feel?
Eero by Stephanie Ann Boyd (Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center)
Palimpsest: Thin Shell Structure by Anthony R. Green (TWA Flight Center)
Eliza by Nailah Nombeko (Morris-Jumel mansion)
Dancing About Architecture by Gene Pritsker (Milwaukee Ballet)
Surrounding Elements by Amos Gillespie (Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House)
Deliverance by Regina Baiochi (Walter Bailey’s First Church of Deliverance)
City Music by Chiayu Hsu (Henry C. Koch’s City Hall in Milwaukee)
Rebirth by Liza Sobel (Theaster Gates’ Stony Island Arts Bank)
Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet
Joanne Kang, piano
Jennifer Liu, violin
Halam Kim, viola
Laura Andrade, cello
This program is presented in partnership with Open House New York Weekend
Speakers: Dee Dunn from Open House New York
Access Contemporary Music is a non-profit with the mission of bringing musical creativity to life every day through concerts of the music of diverse living composers, digital media programs like our award-winning podcast Relevant Tones and video series Songs About Buildings and Moods, innovative commissioning project, festivals and through storefront music schools that teach musical creativity to all ages and backgrounds.
Relevant Tones Tenth Anniversary Festival is a coproduction between Access to Contemporary Music and Roulette.