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Saturday 05/30/15 12PM-6PM


Sara D. Roosevelt Park Directions

Surface Markers and I will play your soul

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Photo Credit: Arte Institute

Part of the Street Program

“I’m always interested in new ways of getting to know ourselves and each other that don’t involve looking at a face. In this project, I invite you to consider what the objects you are carrying with you, right at this moment, may say about who you are, where you’ve been, and where you are.” —Joana Ricou

Visual artist Joana Ricou will take “selfies” of the audience by photographing the objects they carry in their pockets and purses. Pianist Renato Diz and guitarist Taulant Mehmeti will invent a melody inspired by the photographs and the “selfies” made by Ricou.

Diz will also invite the audience to write a word or draw an image on a piece of paper. In response, he and Taulant will play an improvised score inspired by their dreams, desires, expectations, and fears. Diz is a Portuguese pianist, composer, arranger, improviser, and educator based in New York City. Taulant is an Albanian guitarist from Kosovo, based in New York City.

Participating Organizations: Albanian Institute New York, Arte Institute

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