Raquel Acevedo Klein: Polyphonic Interlace

Little Island presents NYC FREE
4 weeks. 460 artists. 160 performances.
Music, Dance, Poetry, Comedy, and more!
August 11 – September 5, 2021

SUNDAY, August 29 and SATURDAY, September 4 at 12:00 PM


Raquel Acevedo Klein - composer /vocalist
Brian Ellis - software designer

This symphonious, surround-sound performance invites you to travel amidst a sea of voices, emerging from several directions. Each track has been pre-recorded by composer and vocalist Raquel Acevedo Klein, who weaves her own voice into a polyphonic tapestry of stories from across New York City at the cusp of reopening.

Ways to participate:

Download the app

For Iphone - https://polyphonicinterlace.com/iphone

For Android - https://polyphonicinterlace.com/android

Download a track (Pick one): Track 1 Track 2

Stream a track: https://polyphonicinterlace.com/

This is a Little Island commission.

Multiple performances each run 15 minutes.

Curated by Raquel Acevedo Klein: Two central questions for conductor, vocalist, and pianist Raquel Acevedo Klein have been, “how do we come together in the face of crisis and what do we do in response?” Klein’s explicit embrace of technology and improvisation as well as her commitment to the democratizing of a musical experience, lead her to curate a program of immersive and layered performances that connect us across distance, hold space for individuals to process and reflect on trauma, and propose new ways to distribute power and responsibility in a collective.

“The role of music in our daily lives, and the heightened need for it as a sign of breath and life in the face of tragedy, cannot be overstated. We have the tools and wherewithal to bring music with us everywhere we go, and that can help us dismantle structures and systems that are actively trying to keep us separate, and hurting.” — Raquel Acevedo Klein

NYC FREE projects curated by Raquel Acevedo Klein:

Raquel Acevedo Klein: Polyphonic Interlace
Sunday, August 29 and Saturday, September 4 at 12 PM in The Glade

An Evening with Angélica Negrón, Caroline Shaw, and Raquel Acevedo Klein
Friday, August 27 at 7:30 PM in The Amph, Get Tickets!

More About the Artist:

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Raquel Acevedo Klein is an active vocalist, conductor, instrumentalist and visual artist. Raquel has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Town Hall, BAM, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Celebrate Brooklyn!, National Sawdust and elsewhere.

She has recorded and performed with the likes of Glen Hansard, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, The National, Grizzly Bear, Cory Smythe, NY Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble and Mariinsky Orchestra among others.

She has premiered works by Philip Glass, John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, Bryce Dessner, Missy Mazzoli, Shara Nova, and Angélica Negrón, to name a few. She conducts for the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus.