PHOTOS: The National's Bryce Dessner, Guitarist Geremy Schulick, The Knights at Brookfield Place Winter Garden for 'New Sounds Live'
Curated by WNYC’s Soundcheck host John Schaefer; Bryce Dessner of The National performed his own compositions with Brooklyn-based orchestral collective The Knights last night at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place--as part of the three-night series New Sounds Live.
The evening began with The Knights performing Dessner's fascinating composition Tenebre, which features an echo of Sufijian Steven's voice.
A moment's break then gave way to an interview with Schafer and Dessner.
Led by artistic director brothers Colin and Eric Jacobsen, The Knights also gave a stunning performance of Dessner's Lachrimae, as well.
Schafer again took to the stage, this time to talk with Jacobsen about working with Dessner and renowned composer and cross-genre guitarist Geremy Schulick.
The lights begin to enhance to the speed of the performers: slow to start. As the composition Raphael builds, Dessner and Schulick stroke their guitar stings with a screwdriver handle to enunciate their part.
The night was recorded by Q2 Music for on-demand streaming.
Take a look at some of our favorite shots from the evening...and stay tuned for videos of Raphael from C-LITE A.V. Club.© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.