New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Girlie Action Media & Marketing)
After an acclaimed staging atLos Angeles Hotel Caf
earlier this year,BenLear
performs his albumLillian
atNew York Citys Le Poisson Rouge
(where he played a sold-out show last year) on October 25th. The performance is a 60-minute staged concert complete with a 15-piece band and orchestra, gospel choir, projected animation, costumes, and plastic bottle light-sculptures. The son of TV legend, writer/producerNormanLear
(All in the Family,TheJeffersons,Sanford and Son
), Ben shares his fathers interest in political activism.Lillian
is a tale of love and loss, thematically tied to the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans.
Ben Lear to PerformLillianin NYC with LightSculptures,
Orchestra, Gospel Choir,Projected Animation and More!ClickHEREto Watch the Shows Trailer.
Come Get Lost at Le Poisson Rouge on October 25that 8pm
"edgy, experimental folk-opera blending acoustic guitar songs with percussive
chamber and orchestral music- Los Angeles Times
The story is of a young man kept awake by the fear that hes watching his lover, who sleeps soundly in bed, drift away from him, becoming one of the many things hes lost in his life. He determines that all the things we lose in our lives end up in an island of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean. And, in a desperate attempt to reclaim these things, he sets off on a scuba-diving journey to that island. Along the way he meets strange sea creatures, who trigger discoveries within his minds journey to determine how and why he began to lose Lillian.
Though he began as a songwriter, Ben was encouraged by his private instructor,Broadwaymusic-directorJoe Church(The Lion King,In The Heights),to learn the fundamentals of orchestral composition and soon became entranced. In the past year, Ben released his debut album,Lillian, and has begun working closely with the non-profit world as a young, environmental spokesman.
Last November, Ben performed atPlastic Pollution Coalitions TEDxevent in Santa Monica. He was subsequently invited on a three-week, sailing expedition run by5gyreswhere he sailed from Chile to Easter Island, collecting plastic samples in the previously un-studied South Pacific Gyre. He has recently performed for theUN, shot and edited an upcoming 3D music video and premiered his orchestral piece, Boxer, which the LA Times declared a moody tone-poem, atMUSE/IQUEsinaugural concert in Pasadena, California.