The Listening Archive is a non-profit art organization that “promotes the cultural importance of music through its mission to map the diversity and generational shift of ideas in musical listening”. One of their goals is to open a conversation amongst producers, artists, scholars, musicologists, sound engineers, and musical enthusiasts, to explore their artistic decision, influences, and processes.
In order to document these conversations, they are hosting a fund-raiser this Saturday, May 5th from 7:30-11:30 at the ISSUE Project Room, to help with production costs.
The participants behind this project include Dave Portner (Animal Collective), Eric Copeland (Black Dice, etc.), Lenny Kaye, Stephin Merritt, Pete Seeger, Leon Fleisher, Jon Hendricks, Judd Greenstein, etc. They are also working with the New York Public Library as well as the Library of Congress.
The line-up lives up to the mission statement of this organization, hosting Gregory Spears, a contemporary composer who blends romanticism, minimalism, and early music; T de Long, founder of PS1’s Warm- Up Series; and then the sounds of myself, Atropolis.
I am looking forward to sharing this space with these performers, it is going to be a really great event filled with a unique selection of musical performance, food, drinks, and a silent auction.