Tune In and Turn It Up

May 27, 2009 at 4:00 am
Many of the enormous sculptures at Laumeier Sculpture Park (12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills) make us feel small and inconsequential — and, of course, we as individuals certainly are insignificant in some respects. Yet in other ways our existence is vitally important. Take this evening's New Music Circle concert at the park: Everyone who attends needs to bring a portable, battery-operated radio (remember those?) in order to be an active part of the performance. Composers Chris Brown and Guillermo Galindo present River of Voices as part of their "Transmissions" series; past projects have taken place everywhere from Mexico City to Chicago. The audience members will be asked to tune their boom boxes to one of four FM frequencies that will be used for the concert, and then those radios will collectively create a dynamic and mobile sound system for the piece, one that relies on each participant. This evening of unique music begins at 5 p.m. and is free. And note: If you threw out your old stereo when you bought an iPod, you can purchase a suitable radio at the door for $20. River of Voices is the final concert in New Music Circle's 50th anniversary season; visit www.newmusiccircle.org to learn more about this event and the dinner that follows. Tickets to eat start at a suggested $50, but there are lower-priced options for students and starving artists. Call 314-567-5384 to make a purchase.
Sun., May 31, 2009