Join us in BRIC’s lobby for Julia Wolfe’s my lips from speaking performed by Vicky Chow and David Friend as part of Bang On A Can’s 2023 Long Play Festival.
Julia Wolfe‘s my lips from speaking is inspired by the opening few chords played on piano by Aretha Franklin in her hit tune “Think.” It is a fantastic musical moment. my lips from speaking takes this bit of music – fragments it, spreads it out, and wildly spins it into a kind of ecstatic frenzy. The title is taken from the biblical line, “Guard my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking deceit.” – a nod to the deeply spiritual musical background from which the great Aretha Franklin emerged. my lips from speaking, in its original form, was written for 6 live pianos. This arrangement for two live pianists at Long Play will be performed by longtime Bang on a Can pianists David Friend and Vicky Chow.
This is a FREE performance!
Bang On A Can’s LONG PLAY is a three-day destination music festival, presented from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, 2023. Featuring 50+ concerts, Long Play also showcases a dense network of inventive music venues in Brooklyn – with performances at Pioneer Works, Roulette, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Public Records, Littlefield, BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Center, The Center for Fiction, plus free outdoor events at Fort Greene Park and more. All festival passes are on sale now at www.longplayfestival.org, including a limited number of 3-day festival passes (Fri-Sun), 2-day passes (Sat-Sun), and single day passes for Saturday and Sunday.