2022 Village Fête
10th Anniversary Celebration

The annual Pioneer Works Village Fête is back! Join us on Friday, November 11 to celebrate our year-round programming and longstanding commitment to our mission of building community through the arts and sciences.

The 2022 Village Fête will mark a major milestone: The 10th anniversary of Pioneer Works since first opening our doors in 2012.

The evening will include a special performance by Circuit des Yeux feat. Wordless Music, a DJ set by Miho Hatori, and gong sound baths by Samer Ghadry.

All funds raised through the Village Fête will support Pioneer Works Art Foundation.

Unable to attend but would still like to contribute? Make a fully tax-deductible donation to our annual fund here!

About Circuit des Yeux

Haley Fohr is a vocalist, composer and singer-songwriter based in Chicago, Illinois. Her musical endeavors focus around our human condition, and her 15-year career as Circuit des Yeux has grown into one of America’s most successful efforts to connect the personal to the universal. She is most distinctly identified by her 4-octave voice and unique style of 12-string guitar. Her recent works include an Original Soundtrack for Charles Bryant’s silent film Salomé (1923), commissioned by Opera North, her critically acclaimed 2021 album -io, and two LPs under the mysterious moniker of Jackie Lynn.

About Wordless Music

Wordless Music Orchestra is the house band of New York City’s Wordless Music series, which was founded by non-musician Ronen Givony in 2006 and has since presented concerts in museums, churches, nightclubs, and out of doors, pairing artists from the sound worlds of so-called classical, electronic, and rock music. Comprising New York’s most omnivorous young musicians, and members of groups such as Alarm Will Sound, ACME, and Ensemble Signal, the orchestra presented its first concerts over two sold-out nights in January 2008 under conductor Brad Lubman, with the U.S. premiere of Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver, on a program with music of Gavin Bryars and John Adams.

About Miho Hatori

Miho Hatori is an artist/music producer/vocalist/improviser. Formerly of the legendary NYC group Cibo Matto. Her creation style is borderless. She makes visual and video installations and does art performances with music and sounds. Miho is originally from Tokyo but has been working and living in NYC for too many years.

About Samer Ghadry

Samer Ghadry is a musician, healing sound practitioner, and father of two based in Brooklyn, NY. He's been a professional percussionist and improvisor for over 25 years and has studied and practiced therapeutic sound continuously under various teachers and guides since 2018. Multicultural, musical, and shamanic approaches blend into rejuvenating and transformative soundscapes using various overtoning instruments such as voice, gongs, and bells. Samer completed a music residency at Pioneer Works in March 2022 and remains engaged with local initiatives, workshops, and sound meditation classes in and around NYC.

Please note: This event is ages 21+.

Special thanks to our Lead Sponsor, Hearst Corporation.