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Common Senses

  • Mayday Space 176 Saint Nicholas Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

Imagine for a moment a few of the neurons in your brain get their signals crossed. Your taste buds are now connected to your auditory cortex, and your ears to the gustatory. Now, what might a peppercorn sound like? Or what kind of flavor does a bowed vibraphone produce? Common Senses is an experiment in perception. Musicians, chefs and visual artists explore together the theme of temperature, and seek common language to translate their art forms and creative processes across media. Through collaboration, they have composed pieces that will take the audience from a sensory climate of cold to hot, through tasting, listening and watching.

The program, produced by Francesca Ferrara and Emma Ressel, includes music by David Vess, performed by Neil Beckmann, Sam Zagnit, and Christian Howard, and music by Michal Raymond Massoud, as well as improvised performances by the NYC based ensemble, Amalgama. The food presented will be vegetarian bites created by Lilja Walter and Idith Korman. The show will also feature a video art piece by Sam Miller and photographs by Chris Freund.

Join us at Mayday Space on April 15th at 5:00 p.m. and explore the connections between your senses. 

Earlier Event: April 13
Later Event: May 3
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