A Night of Creepy Classics
About this event:
A Night of Creepy Classics – October 28, 8:00: Join organist Wil Smith and digital artist Nathan Selikoff for a unique multimedia evening of creepy classics. In a pitch-black Central sanctuary, organ works from your favorite dearly departed composers will be performed (along with some works from the living) while live video art is projected onto the organ pipes.
Tickets: $20 per person
J.S. Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Arvo Pärt – Annum per Annum
Arvo Pärt – Trivium
Philip Glass – Dance No. 4
Wil Smith – Your Unending Light
WIL SMITH is an organist and composer whose work embraces a variety of traditional and popular styles, integrating classical techniques with cutting-edge technology, theatrics, and improvisation. Called an “intrepid keyboardist” by the New York Times, Smith is active as a performer of new music in New York and across the United States. His music has been presented by venues including REDCAT Theater and The Wulf in Los Angeles, the MATA Interval series at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, the 12 Nights festival in Miami, and the Bang On A Can summer music festival at MassMOCA.
He has also performed at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn and the Celebrate Brooklyn music festival, in the American Composer Orchestra’s Sonic Festival and on the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s Music off the Walls concert, and with Present Music in Milwaukee premiering a new large-scale theatrical work, Buffalo Nation. Pieces for People, an album on which he is featured playing a solo pipe organ work written for him by composer Paula Matthusen, was named one of the top 10 classical albums of 2015 by The New Yorker, as well as by Boston Globe music critic Steve Smith
NATHAN SELIKOFF‘s award-winning artwork has been exhibited and performed in galleries and venues throughout the United States and around the world, including Art Basel in Switzerland; Bridges Math Art Conferences in South Korea, Hungary, Canada and Finland; Snap! Space and Art & History Museums — Maitland in Florida; AXIOM Gallery in Boston; the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California; SIGGRAPH Art Galleries in various US cities, and Maker Faire Orlando.
An avid explorer of the intersection of art and technology, he was one of a small group of developers to launch apps for the Leap Motion Controller, a futuristic 3d motion control technology. His experimental art app, Beautiful Chaos, allows users to explore the curves and ripples of mathematical equations brought to life in vivid color. In more recent collaborations with composers and musicians, Selikoff has created and performed live projected visuals for new music concerts with Dmitri Tymoczko and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Keith Lay and the Orlando Philharmonic.