Chris Grymes and Open G Records Present

Music in The Constellation: An In-Person Immersive Audio Experience

Part of The Future Is… Festival

Saturday, June 11

1:30pm Doors, 2:00pm Show

Free with RSVP

Open G Records presents Music in The Constellation: An In-Person Immersive Audio Experience, an invitation to our community to engage with National Sawdust’s performance space and to explore the possibilities and nuance of our state-of-the-art sound technology. Composer Greg Wilder and our Director of Sound and Technical Design Garth MacAleavey have curated a guided tour of contemporary electronic music using the full array of speakers that make up National Sawdust’s Meyer Sound Constellation.

From works written for a single moving speaker to music exploiting the full 102-speaker Constellation, visitors will be able to experience the depth and profundity of true Spatial Sound. This free audio tour includes the world premiere of a new 360-degree realization of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s 1955 work “Gesang der Jünglinge” and a new stereophonic immersive audio track, built from the original tape transfers, from the great composer and rock artist Frank Zappa. Join us to experience the entirety of the Meyer Sound Constellation and its revolutionary Spacemap sound design.

Major institutional support for The Future Is… 2021-22 season at National Sawdust is provided by private support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, Alphadyne Foundation, Art Mentor Foundation, Citi, and Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust and with public support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council in addition to significant leadership support from the National Sawdust Board of Directors. National Sawdust is a proud Meyer Sound Experience partner.

Paola Prestini is the Kris Sebastian & Alberto Cribiore Artistic Director Chair for National Sawdust’s Seasons 7 (2021-22 ) & 8 (2022-23).

Greg Wilder Explains Immersive Audio at National Sawdust

National Sawdust In-person COVID-19 Policy

We welcome you back to National Sawdust! We’re excited to host you in our performance home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn but remain vigilant and aware about the ongoing need for greater caution and safety during these difficult times. We ask that all staff, artists, and audiences entering National Sawdust’s performance home are prepared to show proof of full vaccination and wear KF94, N95, or KN95 masks while on the premises. Complete details on National Sawdust’s COVID pandemic protocols and updates to these policies are available online here.

About National Sawdust

At National Sawdust, we believe that artistic expression empowers us all to create a more joyful and just world. We curate and produce music and artistic works rooted in curiosity, experimentation, innovation, and inclusivity. We present our work by engaging communities of artists and audiences at our state-of-the-art Williamsburg home and on our digital stage.

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