7:00 PM19:00

Metropolis presents Spiritual America release party @ PUBLIC RECORDS

Metropolis Ensemble Presents


An Album Release Party and Electro-Acoustic Mini-Festival

Co-presented by Nonesuch and New Amsterdam Records, withMetropolis Ensemble, Public Records and William Brittelle


The Experience

Forbidden Colors is a walk-about concert and listening party in the style of a roving electro-acoustic music mini-festival. 

Featuring performances and hard-wired installations hand-crafted to take advantage of the "profoundly high-fidelity" (New York Times) custom-built sound system at Gowanus’ newest venue, Public Records, the event is named for a piece on Spiritual America, the new album written by William Brittelle (featuring Metropolis Ensemble, Wye Oak, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus and released in a special partnership with Nonesuch and New Amsterdam Records.)

In celebration of the release, the music and sound-art performed will be inspired by the mosaic of sonic worlds found on this large-scale album and work, selections will be played between live performances, and attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the album.

learn more about the 20+ artist lineup

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Public Records / 233 Butler St / Brooklyn, NY
7:00pm doors / 7:30pm show / 10:30pm curfew
Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door —
all prices include a free copy of “Spiritual America"

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Ecstatic Music Festival: wild Up, Zola Jesus & William Brittelle
7:30 PM19:30

Ecstatic Music Festival: wild Up, Zola Jesus & William Brittelle

Zola Jesus brings her unmistakably powerful, Gothic-electronic songwriting into dialogue with William Brittelle’s "silo-bombing music that is at once free-ranging, formally adventurous, unconventionally beautiful, and a joyful thrill to experience” (The Nation), in a special collaboration with the "raucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant” (New York Times) chamber orchestra, wild Up. The program includes string arrangements of three Zola Jesus songs; "Dido's Lament Revisited," a re-imagining of "Dido's Lament" by Henry Purcell from his opera "Dido & Aeneas"; and the premiere of Brittelle's "Alive in the Electric Snow Dream" - five vignettes about the apocalypse.

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