Steven Holl to speak at “Spark: Spirit in Sound and Space – A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Part” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 11, 2014.

Steven Holl will participate in the conversation series, “Spark: Spirit in Sound and Space—A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Part” tonight.

This celebration of Arvo Part offers an opportunity to explore the spiritual content of his music, and to discover how the spaces in which music is performed can amplify its emotional power. In this program, Steven Holl will speak about making spaces for music, and how music influences his work. Neuroscientist Robert Zatorre explains how music can engage the reward system deep in our brains—the same system that responds to food and sex. Theologian Peter Bouteneff talks about the thread of spirituality that weaves throughout Part’s masterpieces.

The Spark series explores vital ideas and issues through the lens of the Met’s collections. Each cabaret-style program gathers artists, thought leaders, and performers from theater, film, politics, literature, science, and pop culture to engage in wide-ranging, fresh conversations and performances. Spark is hosted by Julie Burstein, author and Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio’s Studio 360.

The conversation is hosted in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and starts at 6:00pm. Tickets are available at: