ShapeShifter Lab

ShapeShifter Lab At our core we are a live music/arts space, but we have become a community landmark where people come together to create, share and celebrate live events.
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4,200 square foot space available for:
Performances
Audio+Video Recordings
Photo Shoots
Rehearsals
Private Events
Seminars
Film Screenings
Music Lessons: Bass, Guitar, Drums, Piano.

Operating as usual

06/04/2021
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Dear friends and patrons,

We'd like to share with you a bit about a project we took part in.

Stories from the Stage has been a first hand witness to the resilience, perseverance, and determination of shuttered venues in service to the arts and live music legacy of New York City. Week over week we have been let into the hearts and minds carrying the torch during a very dark time. NYIVA wants to thank participating venues and #SFTS creator Rachael Pazdan for collecting and documenting this living history that showcases the adaptability of our city's music lovers.
As venues face the challenges associated with reopening in the coming weeks and months view our past episodes to hear #ourwhy we continue doing what we do.
In the meantime, we hope you stay safe, buy tickets and show support to your favorite venues and bands.
New York is coming back.

Special Thanks:
@partyofpaz
@themollyzone
@alainagonzalezwhite
@cboterox3
@nyiva
#SFTS
#StoriesfromtheStage
#SaveOurStages
#CuomoWeGottaTalk
#NYIVA
#NIVA
#NYstrong

Sunday Brunch Inprov is back! 🥁🎷🎸
05/27/2021

Sunday Brunch Inprov is back! 🥁🎷🎸

Sunday Brunch Inprov is back! 🥁🎷🎸

Introducing the final performer of our ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21BEV GRANT"..a b...
05/23/2021

Introducing the final performer of our ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21

BEV GRANT

"..a brilliant feminist pioneer with a true rock and roll heart!" - Anne Feeney

Winner of the 2017 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)Jay Gorney songwriter award and the 2017 Joe Hill Award, Bev Grant grew up singing and playing in Portland, Oregon, where she began her performing career as a child in a band with her two sisters. After moving to New York City, she devoted herself to topical songwriting and social activism, notably in her band The Human Condition, Bev is featured on the Grammy-nominated Best of Broadside album and is the founder and director of the Brooklyn Women's Chorus.

Catch her TODAY at 2:30 PM at our outdoor community festival!

More about Bev: https://bevgrant.com/

Introducing the final performer of our ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21

BEV GRANT

"..a brilliant feminist pioneer with a true rock and roll heart!" - Anne Feeney

Winner of the 2017 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)Jay Gorney songwriter award and the 2017 Joe Hill Award, Bev Grant grew up singing and playing in Portland, Oregon, where she began her performing career as a child in a band with her two sisters. After moving to New York City, she devoted herself to topical songwriting and social activism, notably in her band The Human Condition, Bev is featured on the Grammy-nominated Best of Broadside album and is the founder and director of the Brooklyn Women's Chorus.

Catch her TODAY at 2:30 PM at our outdoor community festival!

More about Bev: https://bevgrant.com/

Next ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21 performer is the intergalactic: Take Off Collect...
05/22/2021

Next ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21 performer is the intergalactic:

Take Off Collective

Take Off Collective members Ole Mathisen (sax), Matthew Garrison (bass) and Marko Djordjevic (drums) became friends at Boston's Berklee College of Music as the second millennium was winding down.
Since then, they have built careers as bandleaders; sidemen to world renown notables as well as unique and innovative instrumentalists.
Their eclectic tastes, penchant for honest and unpremeditated improvisation and a thirty-year strong friendship brought them to a musical situation different from any other they have taken part in to date.

Find out more about this band of heavy-weights at:
https://take-off-collective.com/

Next ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21 performer is the intergalactic:

Take Off Collective

Take Off Collective members Ole Mathisen (sax), Matthew Garrison (bass) and Marko Djordjevic (drums) became friends at Boston's Berklee College of Music as the second millennium was winding down.
Since then, they have built careers as bandleaders; sidemen to world renown notables as well as unique and innovative instrumentalists.
Their eclectic tastes, penchant for honest and unpremeditated improvisation and a thirty-year strong friendship brought them to a musical situation different from any other they have taken part in to date.

Find out more about this band of heavy-weights at:
https://take-off-collective.com/

Meet our next festival performer:Groove Collective Groove Collective’s sound can best be described as a New York sound –...
05/21/2021

Meet our next festival performer:

Groove Collective

Groove Collective’s sound can best be described as a New York sound – the sound of open progress and mixed traditions.

Groove Collective’s 2007 album “People People Music Music” was nominated for a #Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album but their sound has always crossed the lines of jazz, hip-hop, Latin, funk, soul, disco, and beyond, with their mix of multi-cultures, community, and family clearly inspiring their genre-defying sound.

Line Up:
Adam Chilenski - bass
Yayoi Ikawa - keys
Jay Rodriguez - sax
Josh Roseman - trombone
Genji Siraisi - composer, producer, musician - drums
Chris Fátóyè Theberge - percussion
More TBA

Meet our next festival performer:

Groove Collective

Groove Collective’s sound can best be described as a New York sound – the sound of open progress and mixed traditions.

Groove Collective’s 2007 album “People People Music Music” was nominated for a #Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album but their sound has always crossed the lines of jazz, hip-hop, Latin, funk, soul, disco, and beyond, with their mix of multi-cultures, community, and family clearly inspiring their genre-defying sound.

Line Up:
Adam Chilenski - bass
Yayoi Ikawa - keys
Jay Rodriguez - sax
Josh Roseman - trombone
Genji Siraisi - composer, producer, musician - drums
Chris Fátóyè Theberge - percussion
More TBA

Introducing our next set of performers:THE FAT CATSThe Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats (aka the Fat Cats) are the pre-professio...
05/21/2021

Introducing our next set of performers:
THE FAT CATS

The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats (aka the Fat Cats) are the pre-professional training ensembles of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2012, the Fat Cats is a free program, made up of three ensembles of students from across the city. They are instructed by members of the Grammy award-winning Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, with a repertoire focusing on Afro Latin music by composers from different countries and different generations.

Catch them live this Sunday at ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21

More about the ensemble: https://afrolatinjazz.org/education/fat-afro-latin-jazz-cats/

Introducing our next set of performers:
THE FAT CATS

The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats (aka the Fat Cats) are the pre-professional training ensembles of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2012, the Fat Cats is a free program, made up of three ensembles of students from across the city. They are instructed by members of the Grammy award-winning Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, with a repertoire focusing on Afro Latin music by composers from different countries and different generations.

Catch them live this Sunday at ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21

More about the ensemble: https://afrolatinjazz.org/education/fat-afro-latin-jazz-cats/

Here's a little preview of our festival's youngest performer Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton . Check him out LIVE this Sunday ...
05/20/2021
Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton&[email protected] (FRANKENSTEIN/E.Winter)

Here's a little preview of our festival's youngest performer Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton .
Check him out LIVE this Sunday at 5:15pm!
ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21

12 year-old Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton leads a hard driving trio of NYC music veterans Mark Peterson ( bass) and Mark Marshall (guitar) through their renditio...

Meet ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21 performers:Gilberto & Friends:Gilberto Moretti-H...
05/19/2021

Meet ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21 performers:

Gilberto & Friends:
Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton entered onto the national stage, winning both critical and audience praise and performing for over 1 million theatergoers, as Freddy, the drummer, in the National tour of Broadway’s "School of Rock”.
His project, Gilberto and Friends, which features a hard driving group of NYC jazz & rock veterans, debuted at Shapeshifter while Gilberto was still a pre-teen.
Gilberto and Friends' stellar line up for this occasion includes Vana Gierig on keyboards, Mark Peterson on bass, #SlyScott on sax and #GaiPrathan on guitar.

Find more about this talented young musician at: gilbertomusic.com

Meet ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival Sunday 5/23/21 performers:

Gilberto & Friends:
Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton entered onto the national stage, winning both critical and audience praise and performing for over 1 million theatergoers, as Freddy, the drummer, in the National tour of Broadway’s "School of Rock”.
His project, Gilberto and Friends, which features a hard driving group of NYC jazz & rock veterans, debuted at Shapeshifter while Gilberto was still a pre-teen.
Gilberto and Friends' stellar line up for this occasion includes Vana Gierig on keyboards, Mark Peterson on bass, #SlyScott on sax and #GaiPrathan on guitar.

Find more about this talented young musician at: gilbertomusic.com

Live Music is back in town!Together with #MomentNYC #NYCOpenCultureProgram and Genji Siraisi we are throwing an all-day ...
05/18/2021

Live Music is back in town!

Together with #MomentNYC #NYCOpenCultureProgram and Genji Siraisi we are throwing an all-day outdoor music festival featuring The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats Friends of Groove Collective, Take Off Collective & Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton.

⏰ Sunday May 23 at noon till 7pm right outside our venue in Gowanus - 18 Whitwell Pl (between 1st and Carrol Sts).

This event is open and free to the public but a suggested ticketed donation is encouraged.
All proceeds go to the performing artists.

Live Music is back in town!

Together with #MomentNYC #NYCOpenCultureProgram and Genji Siraisi we are throwing an all-day outdoor music festival featuring The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats Friends of Groove Collective, Take Off Collective & Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton.

⏰ Sunday May 23 at noon till 7pm right outside our venue in Gowanus - 18 Whitwell Pl (between 1st and Carrol Sts).

This event is open and free to the public but a suggested ticketed donation is encouraged.
All proceeds go to the performing artists.

All Things Communicated: https://milesbentley.com/allthingscommunicatedJason: Jason Conrad Llaguno is interdisciplinary ...
05/08/2021

All Things Communicated: https://milesbentley.com/allthingscommunicated

Jason: Jason Conrad Llaguno is interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker interested in the unstable nature of communication. In examining the growing presence of digitized worlds within all facets of 21st century life, Jason has expanded his visual aesthetics into an emphasis on mediated interaction and growing concern for waning values surrounding physicality in art. https://eleven18films.wixsite.com/life

Miles: a musician working with ambient sound, drone noise, and soundscapes; from amplifiers to transmitters, build circuitry are incorporated in many pieces. milesbentley.com

Live stream: $10
In person @ShapeShifterLab: $15

#shapeshifterlab #shapeshifterplus #milesbentley #jasonconradllaguno #allthingscommunicated #livemusic #livestream #liveaudience

All Things Communicated: https://milesbentley.com/allthingscommunicated

Jason: Jason Conrad Llaguno is interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker interested in the unstable nature of communication. In examining the growing presence of digitized worlds within all facets of 21st century life, Jason has expanded his visual aesthetics into an emphasis on mediated interaction and growing concern for waning values surrounding physicality in art. https://eleven18films.wixsite.com/life

Miles: a musician working with ambient sound, drone noise, and soundscapes; from amplifiers to transmitters, build circuitry are incorporated in many pieces. milesbentley.com

Live stream: $10
In person @ShapeShifterLab: $15

#shapeshifterlab #shapeshifterplus #milesbentley #jasonconradllaguno #allthingscommunicated #livemusic #livestream #liveaudience

Jon Irabagon and Outright! Live Stream Page: Apr 3, 2021
04/03/2021
Jon Irabagon and Outright! Live Stream Page: Apr 3, 2021

Jon Irabagon and Outright! Live Stream Page: Apr 3, 2021

The stream will be available on April 3, 2021 @7:30PM EST to view. Note: The video player will begin playing automatically but it will take 1 to 2 minutes to for the music to start, so be patient.&…

03/26/2021

Event Type:
LIVE FILM SCORE TO THE WORK OF: SUNG CHIA WEN > “RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN - PART 2”
commemorating his life and legacy
#goldenhorseawards #hongkongfilmawards
#wongkarwai #tonyleung #stephenchou #johnwoo #kingwu director

When:
FRIDAY, MARCH 26 @ 6:00PM US EST

Project:
TAKE OFF COLLECTIVE
OLE MATHISEN - SAX & ELECTRONICS
MARKO DJORDJEVIC - DRUMS
MATT GARRISON - BASS & ELECTRONICS

Price:
$10 WITH THE OPTION TO ADD MORE IF YOU WOULD LIKE
A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE ALLOCATED TOWARDS OUR 501(C)(3) SHAPESHIFTER+

Where:
https://www.shapeshifterlab.com/toc-5

#sungchiawen #raininginthemountain #goldenhorseawards #hingkongfilmawards #olemathisensax #markodjordjevicdrums #garrisonjazz #takeoffcollective #shapeshifterlab #shapeshifterplus #wongkarwai #tonyleung #stephenchou #johnwoo #kingwu #foderaguitars #epifaniamps #keithmcmillen #ableton #bassplayer #officialdsdrum #evansdrumheads #zildjiancompany #vicfirth #aspirar_pro_drum_shoes #BariWoodwinds #BariReeds #KeilwerthSaxophone #NorskMusikforlag

Good morning,  beautiful people's of the earth!We arrived at a point where this ShapeShifter Lab GoFundMe is necessary.....
03/15/2021
Help Save ShapeShifter Lab, organized by Fortuna Sung

Good morning, beautiful people's of the earth!

We arrived at a point where this ShapeShifter Lab GoFundMe is necessary... we have tried all options, we're still trying. Always more to do and learn but we will not stop working to earn our place in NY's arts and culture scene.

If ever there was a time to share a message, this is it.

Please consider helping us share this message far and wide, and if you feel you have a small amount to donate to the cause, we'd be eternally grateful for your contribution.

I want to stress, we are NOT done. We are in transition. This ShapeShifter Lab GoFundMe campaign will help with that transition. Lots of exciting and important things brewing, but it's all about timing right now.

A huge THANK YOU to ALL of you have have always considered us a worthy arts and culture destination for your events and your pleasure/entertainment. You mean the world to us! Let's do more!!

https://gofund.me/50670274

#shapeshifterlab #shapeshifterplus #saveshapeshifterlab #helpsaveshapeshifterlab #gofundme #sos #saveourstages #livemusic
#svog #savemusicvenues #nyartsandculture #brooklynlivemusic #gowanuslivemusic #parkslopelivemusic #brooklyn #gowanus #parkslope

The last few days, ShapeShifter Lab has been featured in important segments on CNN , NPR “All… Fortuna Sung needs your support for Help Save ShapeShifter Lab

03/14/2021

Sunday at 3PM EDT, #SocialScience are performing for the Premiere ceremony of the #Grammys Hope you watch at 3PM EDT 03.14 grammy.com
Morgan Guerin, Kassa Overall, Aaron Parks, Matthew Stevens, Débo Ray. Terri Lyne Carrington
#Grammys

Live Streams Today and Tomorrow March 6 & 7: Join us!  🎶🎻🎷🎸🎺 - https://mailchi.mp/7d1d7a4ca78b/february-newsletter-from-...
03/06/2021
Live Streams Today and Tomorrow March 6 & 7: Join us! 🎶🎻🎷🎸🎺

Live Streams Today and Tomorrow March 6 & 7: Join us! 🎶🎻🎷🎸🎺 - https://mailchi.mp/7d1d7a4ca78b/february-newsletter-from-shapeshifter-lab-909204

As they gear up for their first release a full 7 years since the group's inception, Ole Mathisen, Matt Garrison and Marko Djordjevic, a.k.a the Take Off Collective, return to live performance on Sat. March 6, @5 PM EST at ShapeShifter Lab! Their brand of genre defying, and yet genre unifying story ...

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