Graveyard Shift: Colin Stetson
Presented with Pioneer Works
May 10th , 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Graveyard Shift series returns with experimental musician and film composer Colin Stetson, (Hereditary and The Menu). Stetson’s uniqueness lies in his masterful use of extended techniques on the saxophone, crafting an unconventional and evocative sound that defies traditional genres. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in his boundary-pushing artistry in one of New York City’s most distinct stages, The Green-Wood Cemetery.
This performance is presented as part of Green-Wood’s and Pioneer Works’ annual Graveyard Shift series. American cemeteries of the nineteenth century were public parks that once saw visitors picnicking on the lawns, strolling down meandering paths, and socializing together as families. Though this tradition was largely lost in twentieth-century America, cemeteries like Green-Wood are now breathing new life into these spaces as centers for art, culture, and community. Graveyard Shift proposes a new way of interacting with the space of the cemetery by activating it through sight, sound, and movement. This performance program features commissions taking place at and in collaboration with Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery, where the storied landscape and monuments are used as reference points for producing site-specific works.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit Pioneer Works’ website.
Please read this important information:
- Doors and check-in open at 7:00pm.
- Arrive at the Cemetery’s Main Entrance at 500 25th Street, on the corner or 5th Avenue.
- The performance site is in front of the Historic Chapel, which is a short (less than 5-minute) walk from the main entrance where you are checking in. Green-Wood staff will be present to guide you to the performance location.
- There is no onsite parking for cars or bikes.
- If planning to purchase alcoholic beverages, attendees must show proof of age with a valid ID.
- The bar onsite will sell beer, wine, and water. Drinks can be purchased with either cash or credit card. No outside food or alcohol is permitted.
- Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, as the viewing area for the performance is mixed materials (including asphalt and grass).
- No seating will be provided by the venue, unless requested in advance for special needs.
- This is a historic site, please do not sit or lean on any of the monuments or gravestones.
- Follow all health and safety protocols as directed by staff. Masks must be worn in restrooms, and are strongly encouraged in all other locations.
- Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a temperature. Please use good judgment if you have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19, please check the CDC website.