June 8 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join us for our inaugural Mirror Ball, a party with boundary-pushing performances only possible in The Shed’s soaring, 115-foot-tall McCourt space. Guests will be transported into a multidimensional sound environment for a shared musical experience surpassing everyday perception.
The evening celebrates the opening of Sonic Sphere, a multisensory concert hall suspended in air that offers 3-D sound and light explorations of music by boundary-pushing artists. The sphere is based on an idea originally conceived by composer and electronic music innovator Karlheinz Stockhausen, and guests will be among the first to explore this new architecture in The McCourt.
Performing within the sphere, Mirror Ball’s lineup includes a one-night only performance by Richard Reed Parry’s (Arcade Fire) Music for Heart and Breath Ensemble featuring Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), Greg Fox, and Parker Shper; electronic music producer, drummer, artist, and activist Madame Gandhi; and a live spatial DJ set by Merijn Royaards (Sonic Sphere’s Co-Founder and Creative Director).
Driven by our belief that access to new cultural experiences is a right, not a privilege, The Shed was designed to disrupt the traditions that separate art forms and audiences. The benefit will support The Shed’s future productions that welcome innovative art and ideas.