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Prairie Woods Sound Garden (Premiere)
August 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Minneapolis-based Composer / Director JG Everest premieres a new immersive sound installation for one of the scenic hiking areas at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center (PWELC) in Spicer, MN, to be presented on Saturday August 7, 2021. Part of his ongoing series of site-specific “Sound Gardens”, Everest has spent 3 weeks composing and designing a wholly new spatial sound score for this special natural space at Prairie Woods. This self-guided, “concert you can move through” will include live roving musicians and dancers, as well as site-specific photography, poetry, and storytelling, designed to connect us more deeply to this particular place and it’s natural environment. The event is durational and self-guided, meaning that attendees can attend for as little or as long as they like, but the more time spent inside the Sound Garden will result in a deeper connection and more lasting impressions of this place.
The Prairie Woods Sound Garden at PWELC is a family-friendly free outdoor event open to all ages and will take place on Saturday August 7, 2021 at 12 PM CT. The event is rain or shine, unless it is extremely bad weather, in which case it will take place the next day, on Sunday, August 8 at the same time.
The Prairie Woods Sound Garden will feature a temporary sound installation of 50 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 accompanied live by live roving musicians and dancers, “The Free Range Orchestra”.
Free, but reservations recommended via this link.
Presented by Wavelets Creative in partnership with the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through an Arts Touring grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.