Inventor and musician Michel Lauziere uses basic scientific principles to play his original musical instruments, and he’s bringing his own unique performance “Science of Sound” to Flushing Town Hall on Saturday, January 14.
With each show, Lauziere explains what sound is, how it travels, and how it is amplified through visual examples and audience participation. Prior to his performance at Flushing Town Hall, Lauziere will host an interactive arts workshop.
Known as a “Master of unusual comedy,” Lauziere began his solo career in 1989 and has since performed in more than 50 countries. He has worked in cities such as Istanbul, Beijing, Paris, London, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Zurich. Some of his textbook skits includes playing classical music with a horn suit and playing popular theme songs with water guns and dishes.
Lauziere’s performance is included in Flushing Town Hall’s newly introduced Teen Access program. The program allows teenagers aged 13 to 19 to attend any programming throughout the season for free.
The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture, organizers said.
Furthermore, the winter season of Flushing Town Hall also includes a lineup of jazz, world music, dance, family programs, exhibitions, and workshops.
“This season, we will have something for everyone, from the littlest toddlers to longtime jazz aficionados, from lovers of world music to audiences who crave classic blues, and from film buffs to novice artists,” said Flushing Town Hall Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek in a statement. “At Flushing Town Hall, there is always something to discover, something to enjoy, and something to amaze. And, this season, we also will present global arts for global kids: a robust array of performances and workshops for families and youngsters alike.”
American Blues Ambassador Guy Davis will lead the audience through an American music exploration of Delta blues, Piedmont blues, jazz and folk. In addition to demonstrating some classic blues rhythms, Davis will also discuss the cultural and historical context of the songs that he plays.
On Saturday, March 18, enjoy a puppet-making workshop with household objects, storytelling, and creative drama based on folktales, finger tales, and poetry of home. Afterwards, sit through a performance of “Treehouse Shakers' Olive & Pearl: A Magical Story of Home,” which tells the story of a young girl being lovingly raised by her granny.
The popular Global Mashup series, each of which features two musical performances from different regions, then combines both for a unique experience, also returns this season. The scheduled performances include Spain Meets Garifuna on March 24; Japan Meets Puerto Rico on April 7; Mali Meets Morocco on April 21; Taiwan Meets Jamaica on May 5; and Thailand Meets Tahiti on May 19.
For tickets to Lauziere’s “Science of Sound,” visit www.flushingtownhall.org. The interactive workshops begins at 1 p.m. while the show begins at 2:15 p.m.