Multi-camera live streaming, original content, branding and marketing for Brooklyn's most adventurous performing arts center. BAM is known for the Next Wave Festival and a history bringing emerging and ground-breaking artists from around the world to Brooklyn audiences. Some of Ben's work as the head of their creative video production studio from 2011-2016 include artists such as Laurie Anderson, Ira Glass, Jeff Tweedy, and Paul Simon.
Live Stream Produced and Directed by Ben Cohen
Jeff Tweedy, founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, made his BAM debut as part of Nonesuch Records at BAM. Celebrating the release of the new album Sukierae—under the moniker Tweedy, a collaboration between Jeff and his 18-year-old son Spencer—the father-son duo is joined by Jim Elkington on guitar, Darin Gray on bass, and Liam Cunningham on keyboards and guitars to perform 20 new Jeff Tweedy-penned tunes. Jeff also performed a solo acoustic set featuring songs from the Wilco and Uncle Tupelo catalogs.
This American Life: Live at BAM
"It’s This American Life’s wildest, most ambitious live show ever! Nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical (by Lin-Manuel Miranda, starring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos). Comedy from Mike Birbiglia, and SNL’s Sasheer Zamata. Songs from Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. Dance from Monica Bill Barnes & Company. The video can be yours for just five bucks!"
Video directed by Seth Lind, produced by Ben Cohen and Ben Katz.
Laurie and Paul
These intimate performances by two music icons were filmed to celebrate the legacy and tenacious spirit of BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins as she retired after 36 years of service. These exclusive videos were featured at The Karen Gala in 2015.
Songs performed by Paul Simon:
Homeward Bound, Bookends
Filmed at The Brill Building
Songs performed by Laurie Anderson:
Original Composition for Karen Brooks Hopkins
Filmed at her home studio
Screener link available upon request.
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