Harmonizing Heritage: Spalding & Brown Weave Armstrong's Echoes into a New Artistic Tapestry

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is thrilled to announce a special livestream event featuring the brilliant minds and talents of Esperanza Spalding and Antonio Brown, taking place on Thursday, October 14th, 2023, at 5:00pm ET. The event will unfold on the Armstrong Now Open Studio platform and present a rare glimpse into the creative processes of these extraordinary artists.

The Armstrong Now Open Studio will provide a unique and intimate experience, shedding light on the creation of a new work that significantly engages the rich Armstrong Archives. This livestream event will not only showcase the talent and creativity of the artists but also allow viewers to delve deeper into their artistic choices and processes.

During the Q&A Talkback, led by the acclaimed Dancer/Choreographer Chanel DaSilva, artists Esperanza Spalding and Antonio Brown, along with their collaborators, will demystify and deconstruct their choices on stage, offering insights into how their week in residency influenced and inspired their work. The 2023 Armstrong Now Artists in Residence include Antonio Brown, Esperanza Spalding, and Amyra León, each bringing their unique flair and perspective to the table.

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, October 14, 2023
  • Time: 5:00pm ET
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About the Event: ‘Off BRand gOdds’ directed by Esperanza Spalding & Antonio Brown, promises an evocative exploration of music and dance, woven into a tapestry of innovative and experimental artistic expression. The event aims to bring audiences closer to the artists, creating a virtual space that fosters interaction, understanding, and appreciation of the arts and the legacies that inspire them.

About Armstrong Now: Armstrong Now is a platform that brings the incredible archives of the Louis Armstrong House Museum to artists and audiences in innovative and engaging ways. Through initiatives like the Open Studio, Armstrong Now enables artists to explore, interpret, and create new works that resonate with the timeless quality of Louis Armstrong's legacy.

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For additional details, please visit Armstrong Now.