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A visually-enhanced listening experience featuring music by composer/violinist Jordan Hall and light design by visual artist Kip Davis.

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Transitions was inspired by a magical evening in 2020, when so&so gathered for the final night of an autumn retreat in upstate New York to listen to Broken Images, written by composer/violinist Jordan Hall. Although we had commissioned Broken Images as a ballet, we found ourselves reimagining the music as an electrifying audio/visual installation, as we listened in reverie beneath the night sky and a constellation of luminous windows.

Vivified with light design by Kip Davis, Transitions is a sensory journey that will carry you through a myriad of emotions and impressions haunting and lighthearted, majestic and subtle, visceral and ethereal.

Jordan Hall

Composer/violinist Jordan Hall’s music has been described as “stirring and poignant” (AllAboutJazz), “a vibrant, imaginative composition… rapturous” (Textura). He has composed for a range of ensembles and debuted compositions at New York venues such as National Sawdust. Describing a recent electroacoustic composition (How to Listen to Machines),TheaterScene.net called it “a full-throated, emotional musical declaration,” while A Closer Listen noted that “Hall receives the mechanical noises as gifts, and returns the gifts with his bow.” Trained as a violinist in classical and jazz, he has soloed in venues throughout the US and Europe, including Ordway Theatre (St. Paul), Orchestral Hall (Mpls), and Liszt Academy Hall (Budapest). Highlights include a formal debut at age thirteen with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, a series of performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, performances by invitation of a former US President and First Lady, and concerts with jazz legends Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, and Giovanni Hidalgo. All of his music is available free of charge as high-fidelity downloads at www.jordanhall.com.

Kip Davis

Kip Davis is a Bushwick, Brooklyn based visual artist specializing in lasers, lighting and new media. He had created multisensory experiences in conjunction with Sustain Release, Discwoman and Closed Circuit. Kip is a founding member of Stream Gallery.

Composer / Jordan Hall

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Light Design / Kip Davis

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Getting to BAT

Situated on the waterfront, BAT is easily accessible—by train, bus, car, and NYC Ferry—to Manhattan and the other boroughs, major highways, and metro-area airports.

Brooklyn Army Terminal

140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Public Transportation

Recommended: NYC Ferry: Take NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn or Rockaway routes to Sunset Park.

Subway: N and R lines to 59th Street in Brooklyn. Exit the subway on 58th Street. Walk west on 58th Street one block toward the elevated expressway and the waterfront. Continue down 58th Street until you arrive at the waterfront.

Bus: The B11 stops at 58th Street and 1st Avenue. The waterfront is just a couple minutes walk from there. The B37 Bus stops at 58th Street and 3rd Avenue. Walk west on 58th Street three blocks toward the elevated expressway and the waterfront.


There is free public parking available on Pier 4 for BAT visitors and Ferry riders. Parking may be occasionally limited due to special events. Please check back here for special pier closures.

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So&So is a classical music production company that specializes in 21st-century symphonic experiences.

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