Posted in music | tour dates | venues on September 11, 2012

Artist rendering of OMW's performance space
OMW

Williamsburg has a new music venue opening soon: Original Music Workshop (OMW) which is a 13,000-square-foot former sawmill on N. 6th and Wythe that is getting a $15 million renovation, and doesn't sound like it's going to be just another place to see a rock band:

As an artistic incubator, OMW offers space and support to both composers and musicians for rehearsal, recording, editing, performance, and dissemination. OMW will serve the 21st century artist, one who is mostly artist but often part entrepreneur and part education. Programming will appeal to a wide range of audiences, from the devoted patron of classical music or jazz to the experimental music devotee to the casually interested music fan.
While the spot won't officially open until late 2013, the unfinished space will host a performance called "Skyful" on Thursday, September 13 which will be hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight:
SKYFUL will be a celebration of space through a site specific peformance by guest and resident artists.

Performances by OMW residents: Brooklyn Rider Quartet, Talea Ensemble, and a kite/flute live installation "Inverted Sky" by visual artist Erika Harrsch featuring new works by acclaimed composers Julian Wachner and Mario Diaz de Leon, with performances by ICE flutists, Claire Chase and Eric Lamb. Special guests Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, violinist/composer Cornelius Dufallo, grammy nominated Mexican vocalist Magos Herrera and visionary Spanish multi instrumentalist and frequent Almodovar collaborator, Javier Limón join. The evening will close with Inverted Sky: the kites will fly where the finished roof to OMW will one day be, engaging the audience in the endless possibilities of the space.

You can request tickets to "Skyful" here. If you can't make it to the show but are still interested, "Skyfall" will stream live via WQXR beginning at 8 PM EDT. For more info on OMW, visit their website.

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Comments (21)

Does it have a state of the art hummus bar?

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 5:08 PM

When does DIIV go on?

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 5:15 PM

Glad there will finally be a place to see live music in North Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 5:25 PM

Whatever, it's no Terminal 5.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 5:27 PM

Oh good a place with just a meager 15 million invested for those starving artists or that jet set staying at those "rustic warehouse" yuppie hip hotels on N 10th.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 5:36 PM

I'm just so. fucking. SICK of there only being a handful of music venues on N. 6th street west of Bedford.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 6:23 PM

opening night with diiv and friends w/ special guests SPLASH

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 7:19 PM

starting a kickstarter bounty for whomever steals their equipment

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 8:53 PM

it have a state of the art hummus bar?

Posted by dualshine | September 11, 2012 9:46 PM

This is a welcome addition to North 6th St.

Posted by Say What You Will | September 11, 2012 9:50 PM

This is a beautiful space and the principals involved have a combined 20 years history of living and creating community events in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Cincinnati.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 9:51 PM

/\ OMW PR hack

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 11:52 PM

9:51, please.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2012 12:37 AM

how much will my rent go up?

Posted by d | September 12, 2012 1:50 AM

is Todd P running it?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2012 8:43 AM

space might be great, but the performances will suck

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2012 11:24 AM

^ performances might be space, but suck will great

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2012 11:32 AM

Oh, Cincinnati you say?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2012 11:48 PM

I predict that it's close proximity to Oasis will certainly lead to numerous rock and roll dance moves, (such as the hip-thrust) to be witnessed on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 12:11 AM

"Mostly artist, part entrepreneur"

Why the fuck do we still live here?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 12:38 AM

what's wrong with being an entrepreneur? have you listened at all to jay-z these last couple of days?!

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 8:48 AM

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