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A Massive Listening Experiment

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NOTE: **This is not your typical classical music show.**

On April 21st, a 400-person listening experiment will take place with a 15-musician string ensemble, performing Webern, Dvorak, Shaw, and Socolofksy. In this a-typical evening of classical music immersion, the audience will been given instructions on how to embody four different modes of listening. Buy a ticket using the link provided on this page!

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This experiment is two-fold: First, it’s personal. Do you know how to listen deeply to music? Do you want tools to broaden your ability to listen closely to the multi-varied external world? Our goal is that you walk away having learned something about deepening your perceptive capacities, and a social choreography has been designed to help you get there. What is social choreography? Guess you’ll have to come find out for yourself.

The second layer of this experiment is about the group: How does a gigantic crowd of people interact when embodying different listening modes? What space emerges between bodies that engage in creative acts together?

The goal is to leave audience members with new way to deepen their perception, and to see how the group responds to each individual’s embodied listening experience.

This event is a Massivemuse, which is an informal massive classical music concert organized by Groupmuse, where the audience sits on the floor and shares great art in warm and intimate spaces. This experiment is a unique collaboration between Pioneer Works, Groupmuse, Shattered Glass, a pioneering and democratically governed conductorless string ensemble, and the Choregraphies for Survival Group, a project of School of Apocalypse that explores the connections between creative practice and survival.


April 21
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Pioneer Works


Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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