March 28 at 11 am, 12 & 1 pm
Neel Murgai, sitar, overtone singing, percussion, looping & Aaron Shragge, trumpet, shakuhachi, looping & electronics
Neel Murgai (sitar, overtone singing, percussion, looping) and Aaron Shragge (trumpet, shakuhachi, looping) perform music drawing from raga, minimalism and beyond with drones, improvisation and primal rhythms. They have been refining their unique musical dialogue remotely with low-latency software throughout the pandemic including in this live-streamed performance.
January 21-April 28, 2021
Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.
Special thanks to Jay Dweck, Milstein Properties, Steinway & Sons, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and Breads Bakery.