GatherNYC: Douglas J Cuomo + The Overlook: “Seven Limbs”
The Overlook returns to GatherNYC to present composer Douglas J Cuomo’s meditative and ecstatic work Seven Limbs for string quartet and improvised electric guitar. The work is inspired by an ancient Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice called The Seven Limbs. A method of purifying the mind, allowing it to become more patient, peaceful, loving, and compassionate, Seven Limbs brings concertgoers closer toward a spiritual ideal with the joyous music of Cuomo.GatherNYC is a revolutionary concert experience founded in 2018 by cellist Laura Metcalf and guitarist Rupert Boyd. The 2023-24 season at the series’ home venue, Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in Columbus Circle, includes 16 concerts and runs from October 22, 2023 through May 26, 2024, with concerts held every other Sunday at 11am in The Theater at MAD.Guests at GatherNYC are served exquisite live classical music performed by New York’s immensely talented artists, artisanal coffee and pastries, a taste of spoken word, and a brief celebration of silence. The entire experience lasts one hour and evokes the community and spiritual nourishment of a religious service – but the religion is music, and all are welcome. Coffee and pastries are served before each performance at 10:30am.
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