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Crit Night with Gelsey Bell Ari Melenciano & Matt Evans Atrium

Ace Hotel Brooklyn and Pioneer Works join in creative arms to foster artistic communities. Crit Night is a seasonal series, where Pioneer Works artists-in-residence share works in progress during an intimate evening focused around experimentation and discourse.

Gelsey Bell
Planetary Anamnesis

Planetary Anamnesis is an aural experience that tells the 4.5-billion-year story of Earth’s history using the phenomenological scale of the listener’s body in a sickbed. Events such as the creation of the moon, the emergence of life, the journey of plants and then animals onto terra firma, and previous mass extinction events are layered onto a meditation for and of the human engagement with chronic pain and disability. The piece will take its final form as an easily accessible sound work for individuals to experience at home but for this developmental showing, Gelsey will share a solo early draft of the beginning of the piece outlining the early days of Earth.

Ari Melenciano
Symphosynthesis de Otzkö Kazo

Ari Melenciano will activate a live bio-sonification modular synthesizer set – converting plants’ (original quantum computers) energy into sounds in the sonic reimagining of part of the Otzkö Kazo myth.

Music Resident Alum Matt Evans will DJ in the Lobby Bar following the program.





Ace Hotel Brooklyn
252 Schermerhorn Street

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