Performance #2 – 5:00pm (approx 35 mins) June 21, 2011
Central Park Boat Lake
On June 21st, MATA presents TILT Brass and friends performing SWELTER, a large-scale musical event in Central Park as part of Make Music New York. The performance brings together dozens of brass players positioned around Central Park Lake to play a new ambient music-scape by three Australian sound artists Julian Day, Luke Jaaniste and Janet McKay, which the audience will experience from row boats on the water.
SWELTER is part of Day, Jaaniste & McKay’s ongoing project Super Critical Mass, which has appeared in various spaces around the world since 2008. MATA leads the charge with this event in presenting the project’s US Premiere. In each event, Super Critical Mass brings together large numbers of the same kind of instrument (e.g. 30 clarinets, 80 flutes) and uses simple instructions to create complex and beautiful site-specific works. The instructions respond to different skill levels so that a wide range of players can participate, from young performers through to world-class professionals.
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