oday, Esperanza Spalding will begin her new project ‘Exposure,’ in which she will enter the studio at 9AM Pacific / Noon Eastern and spontaneously compose an album, and then record it, over a period of just 77 hours. Every second of ‘Exposure’ will be broadcast to the globe via Facebook Live. At the end of the 77 hours, a new album will have been written and recorded, and then released via a limited edition 7,777 copies via Concord Records.
Beginning at 9AM Pacific / Noon Eastern, watch Esperanza create ‘Exposure’ here: http://found.ee/EspFB-j
Esperanza is also welcoming special guests into the studio over the 77 hours to create and collaborate with her: collaborators Matthew Stevens (guitar), Ray Angry (keyboards), and Justin Tyson (drums), in addition to Andrew Bird, Robert Glasper, and Lalah Hathaway.
Andrew Bird: Afternoon of Tuesday, September 12
Robert Glasper: Afternoon of Wednesday, September 13
Lalah Hathaway: Afternoon of Wednesday, September 13
In advance of ‘Exposure,’ Esperanza appeared on Viceland’s Desus & Mero show, was profiled in the NY Times, interviewed on NPR’s Here & Now, CBC Q, Salon and more.
And in a preview of ‘Exposure’ last week, Esperanza and Frank Gehry joined together for an improvised hour-long jam session in which Esperanza performed and Frank sketched. It was also broadcast on Facebook Live, and a recording and Frank’s sketches are now being auctioned off for charity on Charitybuzz: http://bit.ly/2wKOkZC
Pre-order the album in all release formats at Esperanza’s website here: http://found.ee/EspWeb-j
The ‘Exposure’ video live stream is presented by oiid.
About oiid: oiid is a cutting-edge, state-of-the art technology company based in Norway that has created a premium digital platform allowing fans to interact with and remix their favorite music. Set to formally launch later this year, oiid is partnering with Esperanza Spalding and Concord Records, allowing fans around the world to participate in and observe the recording of Esperanza's new album, Exposure, taking place live over the course of 77 hours. As the official Executive Producer and sponsor, oiid will allow fans the unprecedented opportunity to step inside this historic recording session.