PREVIEW PREMIERE: “Inside Spaces” by Amir ElSaffar and Lorenzo Bianchi-Hoesch

  • Sun, Oct 30, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • PS21 Black Box Theater

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $10.00-$25.00 Buy Tickets

October 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm | $25 General, $20 PS21 Members, $10 Students & Youth

Trumpeter, santur player, vocalist and composer Amir ElSaffar joins with electronics performer and composer Lorenzo Bianchi-Hoesch in a new project exploring electro-acoustic spaces, maqam, microtonal harmonies, improvised and composed structures, in a modular musical composition that accommodates a variety of musical styles across genres. Together, they create an immersive sound that transcends notions of form, musical language, electronic, acoustic and other categories in music.

This new work will be a modular composition, combining pre-determined structural elements with freely improvised sections played live by ElSaffar and Bianchi-Hoesch. The work explores electro-acoustic spaces and a microtonal environment that embraces the sonic spectra of multiple musical languages. Bianchi-Hoesch and ElSaffar are interested in creating a transcultural collaboration combining jazz, contemporary classical music, maqam, raga and other musical backgrounds, inclusive of all the richness, complexity, and idiomatic expression, without compromising or oversimplifying in order to be compatible with others. They are in search of boundaryless spaces in music.

Date & Time

Sun, Oct 30, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

PS21 Black Box Theater

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 Black Box Theater
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

PS21 has two unique venues in one stunning building on a bucolic setting just one mile outside the Village of Chatham: a traditional stage with open air seating protected by a sweeping pavilion roof as well as an enclosed black box theater.  Equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical equipment, PS21 is able to accommodate a wide range of works by today's most brilliant artists in dance, theater and music.