“Sounds of Being” by Jessica Meyer

December 19, 2015
92nd Street Y - New York, NY

“Sounds of Being” by Jessica Meyer

With playing that is “fierce and lyrical” and music that is “other-worldly” (Strad Magazine) Jessica Meyer turns her viola into an entire orchestra of emotion to embody a different states of being. Inspired by everything from Bach, Brahms and Blues to Flamenco, Indian Raga, and Appalachian fiddling, “Sounds of Being” takes audience members on a journey through joy, anxiety, anger, bliss, torment, loneliness and passion. To get the sounds she wants, Meyer goes beyond the conventional means of performing with her instrument: she drums on her viola, sings with it, turns the tuning pegs while performing, and draws the bow on many different places on the instrument (even on her microphone), all while using a loop pedal in a uniquely symphonic way.

2:30 pm

This concert has been generously underwritten in celebration of Alisa Thorne.

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128


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