An open-bar reception with a bold, playful DJ set by Brooklyn-based Laenz will follow.
Cellist Okkyung Lee, originally from South Korea, has lived in New York since 2000. She works in a number of different contexts, both as a solo artist and as a collaborator with creators across genres. Lee harnesses a broad array of aural inspirations—including avant-garde noise, improvisation, jazz, Western classical, and the traditional and popular music of her homeland—to forge an entirely original approach to composing and playing that pushes contemporary cello performance into previously uncharted territories.
Laenz is a producer, DJ, and video artist who likens unpredictability to the desired blueprint of the dancefloor ecosystem. With the intent to build sets predicated by incidental emotion, her selections are often playful and multisensory, marrying her contrasting love for both avant-pop and experimental club.
Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Admission includes open bar, performance, DJ set, and after-hours access to Handles.
Tickets ($25) are available online.
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