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Synesthesia 2010

“… strangely prophetic…”
– NY Times

“Electric Pear Productions have taken the game of telephone to a new level”
– Time Out New York

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In October 2009, a composer/ lyricist team was asked to select a fortune cookie. They created a piece based on the fortune. Two weeks later, they presented their work to the next artist in the series. This artist then had two weeks to create a piece based on the work shown to him (never having seen the fortune), and then presented his art to the next artist. She then created a piece…and then another artist, and then another artist… eventually, ten in all. From April 21st – May 1st 2010, the assembled works of all ten artists will be presented live, in-sequence, at the Wild Project in New York City’s East Village.

Witness the next stage in the convergence of media. Now in its fourth season, Synesthesia is a live, annual event which unites a select and diverse range of arts and artists for eight days only. Synesthesia is an Electric Pear exclusive production, conceived by Ashlin Halfnight and Melanie Sylvan, and staged for the first time in 2007. This year’s show will offer up an evening of original music, theatre, art, film, dance…and surprises!

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  • Wednesday 4/21
  • Thursday 4/22
  • Friday 4/23
  • Saturday 4/24
  • Monday 4/26
  • Wednesday 4/28
  • Thursday 4/29
  • – Shows at 8pm

Final Show: 
Saturday 5/1 at 7pm!


Ticket sales is closed.

Synesthesia 2010 artists:

  • Ari Hest (Singer/Songwriter Extraordinaire)
  • Jon Morris The Windmill Factory (Fuerzabruta’s Running Man) -Featuring William Nayan and Natalie Thomas
  • Brent Arnold (Electric Looping Cellist)
  • Mariana Elder & Andrew Elsesser (Musical Theatre’s Next Hot Team)
  • Thomas Doyle (Micro Sculpture Artist)
  • Meghan Frederick (Superphysical Dancer/Choreographer) -Featuring Elisa Davis
  • Brian J. Bustos (B’way Costume Designer)
  • Stone Cold Fox (UCB’s House Sketch Comedy Team)
  • Tarik Cherkaoui (Animator and Motion Graphic Artist)
  • The Mayhem Poets (Spoken Word/Slam Poet Dream Team)
  • Joel Bravo (Indie Rock Interstitial Music)
  • Adam Ramsey (Mixologist)

SYNESTHESIA 2009 Lineup:

upcoming performances


February 22-March 13
Dutch Masters

April 4-28
EVQ Film Festival 2018

August 20-25

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