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Pop-up Spring Sound Garden on West River Parkway

May 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

This outdoor, self-guided event is free and family-friendly, but requires reservations as capacity is limited. Further details such as exact location and directions are provided upon registration.

Wavelets Creative presents composer JG Everest’s entire four-part Water Suite: Four Seasonal Sound Gardens in a series of free outdoor, self-guided “pop-up” events along West River Parkway in Minneapolis beginning with the “SPRING Sound Garden”. Each Sound Garden event features a temporary sound installation of 40 small, battery-powered remote speakers distributed throughout the park, each playing a different part of the larger piece of music, creating a multi-layered, immersive experience. The sound installation is then accompanied by live roving musicians and dancers, with site-specific poetry and visual art elements embedded throughout the installation.

These seasonal Sound Garden events are designed as durational, self-guided experiences intended for audience to connect more meaningfully to a particular place and the natural world. The spatial sound score and live dance and musical elements are meant to accompany the sounds and physical elements that are already there – the birds, the trees, the wind, the leaves. Audiences are encouraged to both circulate and linger, at their own pace, following their own impulses for what to pay attention to. The immersive, multi-layered experience is intentionally designed without any fixed focal points, instead inviting participants and audience alike to allow moments to unfold in their own personal way – noticing a particular bird call or a branch, a perspective or a memory – things that may have been previously overlooked or hidden, covered up or forgotten.

Date & Time: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 12pm CT

For more information and to register, click here.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


May 8, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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