PRESENTED BY METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE, NONESUCH RECORDS, NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS, AND WILLIAM BRITTELLE

Forbidden Colors


An Album Release Party and Electro-Acoustic Mini-Festival

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Public Records / 233 Butler St / Brooklyn, NY
7:00pm doors / 7:30pm show / 10:30pm curfew
Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door — all prices include a free copy of “Spiritual America"

Image Credit: Matthew DiVito


The Experience

Forbidden Colors is a walk-about concert and listening party in the style of a roving electro-acoustic music mini-festival. 

Featuring performances and hard-wired installations hand-crafted to take advantage of the "profoundly high-fidelity" (New York Times) custom-built sound system at Gowanus’ newest venue, Public Records, the event is named for a piece on Spiritual America, the new album written by William Brittelle (featuring Metropolis Ensemble, Wye Oak, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus and released in a special partnership with Nonesuch and New Amsterdam Records.)

In celebration of the release, the music and sound-art performed will be inspired by the mosaic of sonic worlds found on this large-scale album and work, selections will be played between live performances, and attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the album.


The Sounds

Electro-acoustic music ranging from experimental jazz, sound-art, hacked theremins, custom built synthesizers, interactive computer music installations, and post-classical works, including the World Premiere of a new piece written by Brittelle for synthesizer and harpsichord entitled "Lost in Norfair” (an ode to the original Metroid video game) for the occasion. 

Other composer/performers and electronic artists include: Lea Bertucci, Jakub Ciupinski, Seth Cluett, Dani Dobkin, Jordan Dodson, Erika Dohi, Chris Fishman, JK Kim, Molly Joyce, Topu Lyo and Live Footage, Susanna Hancock, Daniel Fishkin, Ryan Francis, Ian Rosenbaum, Jay Sorce, Singularity (saxophone quartet) and Immanuel Wilkins. 

Additionally, selections of music from Daniel Wohl's new album, État, (also recently released through Nonesuch/New Amsterdam Records) will be played, along with a live performance of his Mutations in Plainchant (with the saxophone quartet Singularity).


CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS