Listen: Open-Roof Show from Williamsburg's Newest Hotspot

Email a Friend

On Thursday, September 13, Q2 Music breaks champagne over the partially constructed hull of Williamsburg, Brooklyn's Original Music Workshop (OMW) — a 13,000-square-foot music venue and studio opening officially in late 2013. This concert of diverse new music, entitled "Skyful," hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight, will be streamed Friday, September 14 at 8 pm and will be archived online for on-demand listening. 

From the construction site itself, this show offers a glimpse into the range and boldness of the venue's programming, featuring sets from Cornelius Dufallo and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh; the new-music powerhouses Brooklyn Rider and Talea Ensemble; vocalist Magos Herrera and oud player Javier Limon; and, lastly, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) flutists Claire Chase and Eric Lamb, set to the visual counterpoint of Erika Harrsch's site-specific kite installation.

The result of a $15.6 million transformation of a 100-year-old sawmill factory at the corner of Williamsburg's North 6th Street and Wythe Ave, OMW will primarily serve as a state-of-the-art performance venue, but it will also contain a fully functional broadcast studio and a modular rehearsal space for workshopping projects. Before construction is complete, OMW will present a virtual 2012-2013 season in The Greene Space at New York Public Radio.


Music for Clarinet, Violin and Electronics
Cornelius Dufallo, violin and Kinan Azmeh, clarinet

right now, somewhere else by Kinan Azmeh


Violin Loop 1 by Cornelius Dufallo



how many will it take? by Kinan Azmeh


Selections from the Brooklyn Rider Almanac
Brooklyn Rider

Tralala by Christina Courtin



A Walking Fire by Colin Jacobsen



A Tribute to Chavela Vargas
Magos Herrera and Javier Limon

Luz by Luna by Alvaro Carrillo



Tierra Movida by Georgina Hassan



Blue in Green by Miles Davis



Talea Ensemble

Songbook 1 by Bernhard Lang

Skyful Installation
Claire Chase and Eric Lamb, flutists 

The Altar of Two Serpents by Mario Diaz de Leon

Erika Harrsch's Inverted Sky with music by Julian Wachner