Coming November 7th, 2017, Park Avenue Armory presents a new Artists Studio with Rashaad Newsome. Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses heavily on images used in media and pop culture and the way they distort notions of power and status. He will be premiering, “Running,” at the Armory, where viewers are able to experience a new immersive performance reflecting an abstract portrait of soul. The performance centers its attention on vocal runs — a rapid series of ascending and descending musical notes sung in quick succession — and features three local New York City vocalists. The singers perform an original score composed by Newsome, which incorporates samples of vocal runs by artists like Aretha Frankling, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, among others.
“Running” by Rashaad Newsome
Veterans Room @ Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Opens: November 7th, 2017.