Davóne Tines’ OpenProcess Coming to The Atrium at Lincoln Center

By Chris Ruel
Credit: Allen Hargrove

On Mar. 29, 2022, Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium will host an immersive musical performance by Davóne Tines in a program the singer named OpenProcess that utilizes a spatial audio app.

The audio-visual experience centers on the song “VIGIL,” composed by Tines and Igee Dieudonné, and performed in memory of Breonna Taylor.

OpenProcess creates the immersive experience as the audience, wearing headphones, physically moves about the space, listening to and experiencing insights via six “nodes” or entry points into the music. These include musicologist Imani Mosely examining the musical content, poet Mahogany L. Browne paying homage to victims of racist police brutality, and Tines describing his creative process and personal connection to the music with a separate “node” of the performance itself.

On display will be visual art by photojournalist Jon Cherry and a “node” in which he recounts his experiences on the ground in Louisville, Kentucky, during the weeks of protests following Breonna Taylor’s death.

This first-come, first-serve event is free and open to the public.