andPlay, a violin/viola duo based in New York City, focuses on commissioning new works and performing lesser-known contemporary ones. andPlay is especially passionate about the collaborative experience of creating new music. In order to share this process with the wider community, andPlay began a series of free events beginning in 2019 at public venues in Manhattan, entitled "andPlay (in) conversation." Each event includes a guest composer who is a former or current collaborator with andPlay. This event features composer and Harlem resident David Bird. Bird's two works for andPlay are included on their debut CD, playlist (September 2019, New Focus Recordings).
This event is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.