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Heart of a River

DJ Spooky + Brooklyn Raga Massive + Ravé Mehta + Geeta Mehta

Friday, December 14, 2018
6:30 PM–10:00 PM

Water gives life to our planet and its civilizations. How do we understand the earth’s endlessly dynamic, constantly changing waters—not just scientifically, but artistically?

Inspired by the rivers of India, the poetry of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, and data about the effects of climate change and pollution on India’s rivers, DJ Spooky partners with musicians from Brooklyn Raga Massive, composer and author Ravé Mehta, and designer Geeta Mehta to present a multimedia portrait of water.

“Rivers are networks and they amplify network effects. From the Tigris and Euphrates rivers of Mesopotamia to the Yangtze of China, from the Danube to the Thames, from the Mississippi to the Hudson, from the Amazon to the Yukon, we’ve seen over and over that where we have rivers, civilizations evolve beyond almost anything we can predict. How do we make a portrait of a rapidly evolving world with music? That’s a question I’m asking myself throughout this journey.” —DJ Spooky


6:00″“10:00 PM ““ DJ set byThe Peace Révolutionin K2 Lounge

6:30″“7:15 PM ““ An artist Pre-performance discussion in theater with DJ Spooky, Geeta Mehta, and Felicia Young

7:30″“8:30 PM ““ Multimedia performance in theater by DJ Spooky, Brooklyn Raga Massive, and Ravé Mehta