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IN THE BARN

SUMMER 2021

In our inaugural season, Looking Glass Arts designed programming in direct response to the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic. We knew, though venues were shuttered, gigs postponed, and tours were cancelled, that musicians continued to collaborate and create in isolation, often doing so without financial compensation for their time and effort.

It became clear to us that we could respond to our new reality by creating residencies that would invite artists to record their music, at no cost to them, in an environment we know firsthand to be a literal breath of fresh air.  

Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, Looking Glass Arts was able to host five of these retreats.  

In addition, LGA was commissioned by CAP UCLA to produce a filmed performance of Julius Eastman's "The Holy Presence of Joan d'arc" for 10 cellos and baritone. As a new non-profit with a nimble team, this was a huge and enthralling endeavor for us as an organization. The film will premiere on November 7, 2021 as the closing segment of UCLA's Tune-In Festival. For more information and to see the names of all those to whom we owe thanks for their hand in helping us bring the project to life, see our

UP NEXT page. 

 

WEEK ONE

Code Switch (JD Allen, Nasheet Waits, Eric Revis)

https://www.weupreup.com

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Photo by Marika Hughes

WEEK TWO

UCLA'S The Center for the Art of Performance and Looking Glass Arts Present Julius Eastman's

"The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc" 

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Photo by Paul Wilson

WEEK THREE

Chris Bruce and Morley 

https://www.morleymusic.org

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Photo by Marika Hughes

WEEK FOUR

The Rhythm Method with Anaïs Maviel

http://www.therhythmmethod.nyc

https://www.anaismaviel.com

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Photo by Marika Hughes

WEEK FIVE

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Photo by Marika Hughes

WEEK SIX

Mr. Saturday (Charlie Burnham, Jean Rohe, Skye Steele, Rashaan Carter)

https://www.jeanrohe.com

https://www.skyesteele.com

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Photo by Marika Hughes