Oceans Eat Cities

  • The Cell 338 W 23rd St New York, NY, 10011 United States
“Always rich in young composers, this series has taken on venerable status.” –New York Times

Take a deep dive into a variety of works including Oceans Eat Cities, a world premiere by composer Neil Rolnick, with live video by Luke DuBois. Oceans Eat Cities realizes actual Climate Central data by creating a clear musical theme that is submerged in stages according to the percentage of cities consumed by rising seas. The piece is written for and will be performed by Face the Music and their stunningly virtuosic teen string quartet, Quartet: This Side Up.

A full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, Face the Music, directed by Jennifer Undercofler, has rapidly become what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.”

Also highlighted on the program, FTM will team up with new music monster violinist Mary Rowell (ETHEL founding member), to tag-team a variety of new and recent works by Sam Friedman (FTM composer), Katherine Hoover, Paris Lavidis (FTM composer), Missy Mazzoli, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and Caroline Shaw.  

Before the show, head to one of the many local eateries listed below.*

On the program
Oceans Eat Cities (world premiere) - Neil Rolnick, with video by Luke DuBois
Dissolve, O my Heart - Missy Mazzoli
Filter - Daniel Bernard Roumain
Limestone & Felt - Caroline Shaw 
Prelude for Solo Violin - Katherine Hoover
String Quartet No. 2 - Paris Lavidis 
Mechanical Studies - Sam Friedman

Monday, June 22
7:00pm Concert


*Restaurants near The Cell theater

Asuka Sushi
Barchetta – Italian Mediterranean
Blossom - Vegan
Company  - Pizza
East of 8th – American
Francisco’s Centro Vasco – Spanish
Guilty Goose – American
The Half King -  Irish
Jakes’s Saloon
New York Burger Co.
Patsy’s Pizzeria
Pongsri - Thai
Terri - Organic