Gig Alert: New Sounds Live

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EVENT: New Sounds Live 2016, beginning Wednesday night at Brookfield Place

Human speech can be quite musical - there's pitch, rhythm, tone and dynamics, if one removes words, says composer Pete M. Wyer. This "Song of the Human" is what's left, and is remarkably similar to birdsong. Hear The Crossing choir from Philadelphia perform the world premiere of “Song of the Human, an Arts Brookfield-commissioned composition by Pete M. Wyer. Taking place within a 16-channel immersive soundscape that includes the dawn chorus, the work was inspired by Shigeru Miyagawa’s theory that human language evolved from birdsong. The Crossing also performs music by Latvian composer Santa Ratniece & "Svyati," a work for chorus and solo cello by the late Sir John TavenerSee listings for all three nights here.