Efterklang Plan Special Release Event With New York School
By Mikela Floyd on February 22, 2010
On Tuesday February 23rd from 5-7pm at the Clark Studio Theater in Manhattan, an 8 piece orchestra, made up of kids from PS. 859, a public school for musically gifted children from grades K-8 (aka The Special Music School) will perform Efterklang songs in tandem with a filmed performance of the band. The band will be projected on a 20-foot high screen behind the kids. With this performance, 4AD and Efterklang hope to raise awareness for the overall issue of music education in schools.
From 5-6pm there will be a listening party for Magic Chairs with complimentary beer and wine, and the performance will begin at 6pm. As a fund-raising effort, 4AD will be filming the performance and producing a special 4AD Session that will go live online in March. The 4AD session, dubbed Efterkids, will be heavily promoted and visitors will be asked to make a donation to the Special Music School in order to view the session. Materials will also be made available for other schools to create their own performance and videos of Efterkids.
The proceeds from this campaign will go toward raising money for much need computer equipment and other supplies for the school, and in addition, 4AD will be making a donation to the school.
DATE: Tuesday February 23rd
LOCATION: Clark Studio Theater is part of Lincoln Center, located in the Rose Building, 7th Floor, at West 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. INFO
WHO: anyone, space permitting