Don't miss the screening of a documentary featuring Jacob Collier's residency at MIT!
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Imagination Off the Charts: Jacob Collier Comes to MIT

A documentary film world premiere!
Friday, September 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Reserve a seat for the premiere screening!

Tickets are free and reservable here with code "collier": limit 2 per person


About the screening

Jacob Collier is a 23-year-old arranger, composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and multi Grammy Award winner based in London. During the Fall of 2016 Jacob was a CAST visiting artist at MIT culminating in a unique performance in Kresge Auditorium featuring the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and an orchestra and chorus of musicians from MIT, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston Arts Academy, and UNH.  

The wide-ranging concert included first performances of large ensemble arrangements by Jamshied Sharifi and Jacob of works from Jacob's award-winning debut recording "In My Room."

This film chronicles Collier's artistic collaboration with MIT featuring rehearsals, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the artists, and portions of the live performance in Kresge shot with 8 cameras. 

MIT Media Lab doctoral candidate, Ben Bloomberg, who has been touring the world with Jacob perfecting the technical rigors of Jacob’s one-man show is also featured in the film. Bloomberg and others implemented a system for Jacob to offer real-time improvisational direction to the musicians through the use of iPads, another facet of the film. 

Jacob Collier will attend the screening!

NOTE: Jacob Collier is performing the night before the screening at the Isabella Stewart
Gardner Museum on Thursday, September 7th: tickets for that event are available here

About Imagination Off the Charts: Jacob Collier Comes to MIT, Friday, September 8

Seating is general admission: please be in line by 6:45pm. After 6:45pm, your ticket may be released. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. As space is limited in 10-250, we recommend that you reserve your tickets as soon as possible.

Room 10-250 is on the second floor of MIT's building 10 (map here). 

This event is produced by MIT Video Productions and MIT Music and Theater Arts.

Image: Jacob Collier, credit: L. Barry Hetherington

Watch a sneak peak of Imagination Off the Charts: Jacob Collier Comes to MIT!