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Twilight in the Garden: Sonic Experience-Laraaji

Glyndor Terrace

Video: Deep Listening Session

LARAAJI - Electric Zither/Harp, Vocals, Kalimba, Micro Synth

Thursday night’s Twilight in the Garden Sonic Experience series invites visitors to explore outdoor music at Wave Hill in new and unexpected locations on the grounds. Each Thursday features an artist or group that is an adventurous pioneer in their fields and provides access to their work through education, sharing and experimentation.

Ambient, experimental, New-Age sound pioneer Laraaji takes us on a listening journey to deeply relaxing and inspiring live sound realms, featuring the innovative sound of electric zither, soaring vocals and nature sounds. In the early 1970s, Laraaji’s music, life and career shifted after he started studying Eastern mysticism and took a zither he purchased in a pawn shop and converted it into an electric instrument. From there, his experimentations grew and by the late 1970s, Laraaji started busking with his new sound on the sidewalks of New York. Brian Eno discovered Laraaji in Washington Square Park and released “Ambient 3: Day of Radiance,” the third installment of Brian Eno’s Ambient Series. Today, Laraaji is a pioneer in composing works for meditation, deep listening and experimentalism. 


Check our Visit page for shuttle service. The Café will be open till 7:30PM. The Perkins Visitor Center and Shop close at 5:30PM. Grounds open till 8PM. Rain or Shine. In case of inclement weather, concerts move indoors. Twilight in the Garden event.

Free with admission to the grounds. Special evening admission to the grounds starts at 4PM. $12 general adult admission; $8 student and seniors 65+; $6 children ages six+.


Purchase admission online by 4PM day of event and save $2. Online registration opens May 28. (Sorry, no refunds or credits.) Free to Wave Hill Members and children under age six. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.

Unwind and experience twilight in August. Twilight in the Garden Thursdays invite you to explore the garden through a customized nature program or experience the gardens through sound. 

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