NEW YORK, NY.-
As part of its first full artistic season, Park Avenue Armory
will launch the Tune-In Music Festival February 16-20, 2011, a contemporary music festival bringing together some of today's leading new music performers and re-establishing the Armory as a thrilling and distinctive space for new music.
The Armory's soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall, with its cathedral-like acoustics and informal character, will create an environment that is at once both immersive and informal.
For some of the performances, musicians will be scattered throughout the vast hall and on the balcony encircling the room, erasing the confines and eliminating the formalities of traditional concert halls.
Curated by Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird, who will also perform, the Festival brings together a diverse array of composers and performers for four concerts, including: red fish blue fish, the percussion lab out of San Diego; Argento Chamber Ensemble; and Newspeak.
"The Tune-In Festival offers adventurous musicians and composers the ability to play with musical spatiality in a way that is not possible in a traditional concert hall. With more than 200 extraordinary musicians participating in the Festival, it will be an experience not to be missed. We are also thrilled to present the Armory's first music commission, which, like our visual commissions, will interplay with the Armory's vast space and character," stated Rebecca Robertson, President and Executive Producer of Park Avenue Armory.