An evening on the frontier of music-making

Monday, February 13, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor / New York, NY
6:00pm (doors) / 6:30 - 8:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 General /  $10 Student

Reception to follow (sponsored by Miro Cellars)

Emily Wells
Ryan Francis, composer
Francisco Fullana, violin
Jacqueline Kerrod, harp

If I’m interested in what I’m doing, other people will be interested in it.
— John Cale

Join us at Metropolis Ensemble’s new pop-up venue for a night of performance, discussion, and live demonstrations as Emily Wells immerses listeners into her kaleidoscopic and “quietly transfixing” sound worlds (The New York Times). A composer, producer and veritable one-woman orchestra, Wells will demystify her creative process through a live deconstruction of her latest work and reveal their social and technological influences.

With music described as “shimmering”, “focused” and “warmly lyrical” (The New York Times), Ryan Francis will discuss the infinite possibilities of composing for electronics, and present his latest project: pieces for violin (Francisco Fullana), electric harp (Jacqueline Kerrod), and a backpack full of Teenage Engineering built Pocket Operators (a programmable drum-machine, sequencer and synthesizer). 

Francis and Wells are embarking on a  collaboration to be premiered in April. The evening will end with a preview into their developing composition entitled Phase 1.

In anticipation of the upcoming event with Emily Wells and Ryan Francis, we sat down with Emily for Metropolis Radio's very first podcast.


Extraordinary, presenting a sort of ambient gospel-folk music that’s immersed in secular desires and experiences.
— NPR on Emily Wells

Because of the generous support of our followers, Metropolis Ensemble is thrilled to offer our new home at 1 Rivington as a space for new works of music to take shape at little to no cost to our artists. Select artists are given the opportunity not only to share finished works, but to use this space as ideas are crafted into tangible realities.