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Soundpainting Inventor Walter Thompson Headlines 2ND ANNUAL NYC SOUNDPAINTING FESTIVAL Feat: Brooklyn Soundpainting Company, Strike Anywhere Ensemble, Zaha & New York Soundpainting Orchestra June 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2015 at The Firehouse Space, BKL
(Published: May 20, 2015)

What: NYC Soundpainting Festival Feat: Walter Thompson
Where: The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
When: Performances June 11, 12, and 13 at 8:00PM, 9:00PM & 10:00PM (see full schedule below)
Cost: $12 door, $10 Advance/Student, See website for workshop rates & weekend deals.
Tickets: The Firehouse Space or nycsoundpainting.tumblr.com
Closest Subway: L Train to Graham Avenue

Brooklyn, NY - June 11 - 13th, Williamsburg's Firehouse will host NYC's 2nd Annual Soundpainting Festival. The festival will feature performances by the country's leading Soundpainting ensembles and intensive workshops with Soundpainting's inventor, Walter Thompson. The festival will feature six different ensembles, led by six different Soundpainters. Each ensemble will showcase its unique application of the Soundpainting language and includes the Brooklyn Soundpainting Company, Strike Anywhere Ensemble, Zaha, and the Brooklyn Sounpainitng Ensemble.

Soundpainting is the multi-disciplinary live-composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists. The language comprises over 1500 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter indicating the type of material desired of the performers. Walter Thompson headlines the festival, leading his New York-based Walter Thompson Orchestra all three nights.

Full Schedule of Events:
Thursday, June 11:
8pm Zaha
9pm Brooklyn Soundpainting Company
10pm Walter Thompson Orchestra

Friday, June 12:
8pm Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble
9pm Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble
10pm Walter Thompson Orchestra

Saturday, June 13:
8pm Festival Blow-out! 20-minute live-compositions from Brooklyn Soundpainting Percussion Ensemble, Cinesthesia, Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble, Walter Thompson Orchestra, and Special Guests!

SOUNDPAINTING is the multi-disciplinary live-composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists. It allows the composer (aka Soundpainter) to shape the material, offered by the performers, into a composition created in the moment. The language was developed by composer Walter Thompson in New York beginning in the late 1970's. Soundpainting is now practiced in over 35 countries and on five continents. Thompson divides his time between New York and Europe where he is celebrated for his unique contribution to single and multi-disciplinary composing. Visit Soundpainting.com for more information.

The performances by the Walter Thompson Orchestra are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


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