The City Reliquary proudly presents:
May 26 through September 18, 2016
Opening reception: Sat., June 4 @ 7pm
This exhibition shines a light on over a dozen of New York’s most innovative musical instrument makers. It brings together rare instruments such as boutique handcrafted guitars and master-built basses, effects pedals, high-end headphones, and synthesizers to illustrate the central role of NYC in music history past and present. While the primary focus is instrument makers currently operating in or around New York City, the Big Apple’s musical instrument past forms an important component of this show, with a spotlight on turn-of-the-century piano manufacturers and other master craftsmen from a bygone era.
The opening reception on Saturday, June 4th at 7pm will include live music by Iced Ink, one of Brooklyn’s most exciting all-instrumental rock-fusion trios. Admission is free, plus one comped drink per guest. Visitors will have an opportunity to play some of the most rare and unusual instruments made in New York and interact with otherworldly sound-manipulating devices!
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SONIC CITY is curated by Ben Wigler, vice-president of The City Reliquary, former proprietor of Williamsburg venue Tiger Lounge, and veteran of the NYC music scene. Interactive displays designed by Alex Hornbake, with exhibition design by the City Reliquary’s president Bill Scanga. Special assistance provided by Retrofret Vintage Guitars and Steve Maxwell Drum Shop.
Thanks to our sponsors at Brooklyn Brewery!