Music for Plants + Whiskey + Hip Hop Harpist | 3 Things, Any 3 Things


Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Three Things, Any Three Things is an experiment in performance, lecture, and music.
We bring you three experiences. We smash them together. We make no connections.

Let’s see what happens.

June 28:
Music for Plants + Whiskey + Hip Hop Harpist with Carlo Patrao, Ryan Negley, and Erin Newton

$10 Member/Students  |  $15 Nonmembers

All events 7-8:45PM @ MCA Denver

Get there early for a happy hour drink in the cafe!

Carlo Patrao: Carlo Patrão is a Portuguese radio artist and independent researcher based in New York City. His audio work and writing explore subjects on the fringes of science, sound art practices, and music. In his latest project Botanical Rhythms: A Field Guide to Plant Music, Carlo documents the rich and varied world of contemporary practices using plants to generate sound and music, unearthing the stories these works tell us about our relationship with plant life and the environment.

Ryan Negley: Ryan Negley has been a fixture in the Denver whiskey community for the last 10 years. Co-chair and operator of the Denver Whiskey Club and sales manager for Deerhammer Distilling, his life and passions revolve around this water of life that is whiskey.

Erin Newton: Erin Newton, a Colorado freelance harpist, performs an eclectic mix of Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, and Classic standards with a fresh interpretation on her acoustic 47 string pedal harp. Playing music that stirs hearts and minds and which makes people of all ages tap their feet or want to move with the music, is how she engages in conversation with her audiences. Her 20 years of experience performing for special events has included a performance with Hip Hop artist Kanye West and a recent feature at the Newman Center with the Denver Brass, as well as playing with the University of Colorado Opera Series, being featured as the daily High Tea harpist at the historic Brown Palace Hotel, and performing with various symphonies. People say she has mastered the artistry of producing both the delicate and powerful sounds her instrument can deliver.