Night Sounds #5 Featuring Zhang Bao-Li A Musical Performance + Reception at the Glass House October 5, 2014, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Isabel Richards
Sep 28, 2014 4:01PM

Night Sounds #5, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m., will feature a performance by Zhang Bao-li alongside a new work by Lutz Bacher.About the artist - Zhang Bao-li.  Zhang Bao-Li is a renowned erhu musician based in New York City, where he performs with Melody of Dragon and the Chinese Music Ensemble, the oldest, largest and only full scale Chinese orchestra in the United States. In Beijing, he studied at the Central Conservatory of Music and the China Music Community College before becoming the principal erhu soloist of the Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble.


The Glass House presents Night Sounds, a performance series that parallels the Night (1947 – 2015) on-site sculpture-in-residence program. Guests will join the performer, Night guest-curator Jordan Stein, and Glass House Director Henry Urbach for a live on-site performance and reception. A new artist whose work engages with the current sculpture will be selected to perform with each of the seven iterations of the Night (1947–2015) exhibition, a series of works by contemporary artists that contend with the legacy of Alberto Giacometti’s absent sculpture Night and Johnson’s architectural opus. Night (1947 - 2015) and Night Sounds contribute to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s larger goal of re-imaging historic sites for the 21st century by bringing catalytic change to its sites around the country.  The guiding principles of this initiative are that historic sites must be dynamic, relevant, and evolving and that they must foster an understanding and appreciation of history and culture that is critical, layered, and sensory. Night Sounds is coordinated by Jordan Stein. Each performance is documented by Derrick Belcham, who will produce a short film that will be made available online free of charge. 

Isabel Richards