At 1pm Pacific on September 7, Esperanza Spalding will join Frank Gehry to spend an hour creating together – Esperanza composing and recording music, Frank sketching – in a partnership that brings together these two minds from different spheres of art.
Broadcast live on Facebook, this event will give anyone in the world a backstage pass to witness the creative impulses of two visionary artists, and provide a sneak peek of Esperanza’s improvisational ‘Exposure’ project on September 12.
The entire hour-long event will be streamed on Facebook Live from Esperanza’s page as well as the official page of Architectural Digest, and both Esperanza’s recording and Frank’s sketch will be auctioned off together on Charitybuzz. All proceeds will go towards Bienestar, an Oregon-based non-profit that provides affordable housing to thousands of low-income Oregonians.
This event comes as a preview to ‘Exposure,’ in which Esperanza will write from scratch and then record an entire album in 77 hours beginning on September 12 at 9am Pacific, with every second of the process being streamed on Facebook Live. A monitor will also capture and show Esperanza live audience comments, allowing them to participate in the process. After the album has been created and recorded, it will be rendered on limited edition CD and vinyl via Concord Records – just 7,777 copies in total.
Pre-order the album in all release formats at Esperanza’s website here: http://found.ee/EspWeb-j
Read about Exposure in the New York Times here: http://nyti.ms/2iGB17D
Esperanza’s Facebook page: http://found.ee/EspFB-j
The Exposure video live stream is presented by oiid.
About Frank Gehry:
Frank Gehry’s architectural career has spanned over six decades; he has designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, and countless more iconic buildings. His work has earned him several of the most significant awards in his field, including the Pritzker Prize.
Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through online auctions with the world’s most recognizable celebrities and brands in entertainment, sports, business, politics, and more. Bid on the art from this event here: http://www.charitybuzz.com/FrankGehryEsperanzaSpalding
Bienestar is a Community Development Corporation that provides affordable housing to 2,200 Oregonians. It owns and operates 12 affordable housing properties in Washington and Columbia counties, which have 508 affordable apartment homes that primarily house working families.