Code Listen

Music for Healing and Dialogue

Code Listen is a civic arts project using the transformative power of creative music and music performance to support healing and dialogue on gun violence, race and law enforcement practices for Boston residents. Led by violinist and composer Shaw Pong Liu who initiated the project in 2016 as an Artist-in-Residence with the City of Boston in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Police Department, and community organizations including the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Teen Empowerment and the Mattapan Teen Center.

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Code Listen at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

RSVP now for free show! We expect to sell out!

Code Listen 3.0 reflects on the intertwining stories of Boston Police, teens, and mothers who have lost their children to homicide in a citywide series of musical-narrative performances and conversations during Homicide Survivor Awareness Month (Nov 20- Dec 20 2018).

Join us for a public-facing, free performance and dialogue featuring original music composition by lead artist Shaw Pong Liu; theatre direction by Pascale Florestal; live music performance by a collaborative ensemble of homicide survivors, Boston police, youth, and musicians Jason Palmer, jazz trumpet, Ashleigh Gordon, viola, and members of A Far Cry chamber orchestra; a public memorial of memorial posters for homicide victims; and community dialogue about violence, racism, and police practices.

In partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts, Celebrity Series of Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Legacy Lives On, Teen Empowerment and A Far Cry.

Earlier Event: December 8
Code Listen at the Kroc Center