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Brooklyn’s Ambient Church Focuses on Close Listening

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Ka Baird live at Ambient Church. All photos by Landon Speers.

Brian Sweeny was walking through his Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick when, to quote the Mamas & the Papas, he stopped into a church he passed along the way. Concert promoter Sweeny hails from Rhode Island, was raised Christian and became one himself at the age of eight—though he doesn’t practice now. After putting on concerts for the past six years at yoga studios and in other alternative venues, he was looking for a resonant space in which to host a series of ambient concerts.

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