Overture Global Launches Human Sounds with Live Performances from Akie Bermiss, Madison McFerrin, Running Lights

Overture introduces a new music series.
Overture Staff

Announcing the kickoff of a brand new live music series! Human Sounds is a closely curated evening of rising artists on the verge of next-level prominence and creative evolution. Join this invitation-only event for a glimpse of these agents of change at the top of their game, brought to you by Overture Global.
The launch of Human Sounds mirrors the launch of Overture's redesigned and vastly expanded digital presence. The new website at overtureglobal.io includes all the rich feature editorial from Overture magazine, plus new online exclusives and original video.

The inaugural night of Human Sounds will be Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 pm, at World of McIntosh Townhouse (214 Lafayette Street), New York City. The event is invitation-only.


 AKIE BERMISS, with his affable disposition, glasses, and healthy do of cascading dreads that drape down to his shoulders, is unabashedly a self-professed nerd to the nth degree. Since early childhood Akie has been an obsessed science fiction aficionado. Yet he does have an artist-friendly façade and has managed to cultivate and live a double-life as a thriving music protégé, pianist, singer/songwriter, composer, arranger and emerging solo artist.

 Based in Brooklyn, the daughter of ten - time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin, MADISON MCFERRIN in December 2016, launched her solo debut EP, Finding Foundations: Vol. I, introduced her soulful take on a cappella to the world. Critics and crowds quickly took note. Leading up to her sold out show at Joe’s Pub, the New York Times remarked how her sound “shows wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata.” After one listen, tastemaking DJ, Gilles Peterson, snatched up her standout track, “No Time to Lose,” for his Brownswood Bubblers compilation. Read about her in the Sunday NY Times: https://nyti.ms/2WnZcHF.

 For NYC based trio THE RUNNING LIGHTS – Success is earned. The late nights. The countless writes and rewrites. That inexhaustible sense of fight that defines what many might mistakenly refer to as “luck." As The Running Lights prepare to release their debut EP in 2019, they acknowledge their roots; that of three boys who grew up together through, music, family, and life's ups and downs with one eye always focused on the stars.


 World of McIntosh (WoM) is a stunning five-story townhouse designed as an immersive space to showcase McIntosh Group brands’ products: McIntosh Laboratory, Sonus faber, Audio Research, Pro-ject Audio Systems, and Sumiko. It is a thoughtfully curated showroom that offers invited guests a unique, all-encompassing sensory experience—one that realizes the full potential of audio excellence. Located behind a discrete set of doors in the heart of New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, the striking expanse can be thought of as a HiFi speakeasy. Those who enter can expect an experience like no other: exemplary sound presented in beautifully designed spaces that leave one impressed, intrigued and inspired. Experience a hidden world that thrives at the intersection of audio, art and design. https://worldofmcintosh.com


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