PASS: Open the Doors by Hilary Hawke and Claude & Ola

Open the Doors is an achingly beautiful performance and soundscape by musicians, Hilary Hawke and Claude & Ola.  This work in progress allows the listener to use imagery and fantasy through washes of sound, and silence to discover within ourselves the possibilities that exist for experiencing change and transformation into what helps us to survive.

WHEN: June 17 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

WHERE:  Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Main Hall Gallery (Building C)

ADMISSION:  General admission: $10.00 | Snug Harbor Member: $8.00 | BUY TICKETS HERE

The music features rich, full piano chords, shifting layers of synthesizer drones, and virtuosic banjo lines.  Inspired by the imagery of mountain laurel, twisting vines, and greenery, the collaboration of Ukrainian born visual artist/pianist Ola Aldous, punk rock turned abstract sound designer, Claude Aldous, and professional composer/banjoist Hilary Hawke use repetition of melodic patterns and expressive melodies to reveal beautiful and sometimes dissonant harmonies that invite us to question our behaviors as we struggle to grow within the chaos of the world around us.

Half of the story, and the album has been composed. The group will be working on more of music while inspired by the landscape, gardens, and history of Snug Harbor.


PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays residency program is made possible through generous lead support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Snug Harbor is a proud partner with the CUNY Dance Initiative.