Get pumped up with “First Beat” a special drum performance taking place throughout Miami’s brand new art museum. Each hour, on the hour, 15 female drummers (from Miami and New York City) will fill PAMM with beats that were intended to be performed exclusively by men, but were re-written to be performed by everyone.
Visitors will be invited to create their own percussion instruments and join in. The commissioned performance is orchestrated by Mindy Abovitz, founder and publisher of Tom Tom Magazine.
Schedule of Events:
“First Beat” composed by Mindy Abovitz
(Inside, throughout the museum)
1pm – Act 1: Wham, Bam, PAMM
A piece written by Maia Macdonald that can be performed by all. This is a rite of passage beat, calling on tradition and innovation. It transports us to this new meeting place for art and culture.
2pm – Act 2:2
We commemorate the museum’s opening with a movement based on a 2/2 time signature signifying PAMM’s monthly second Saturday program. This piece will last 2 minutes and 22 seconds and is written by Chloe Saavedra.
3pm – Act 3: 12/14/13
We celebrate the date of the event with a piece inspired by the numbers 12, 13 and 14 and is written by Chloe Saavedra.
4pm – Wham, Bam, Jam
We invite museum-goers to play music with each performing drummer at their station – bring your own instruments along for this drumming jam finale.
Drummers: Mindy Abovitz, Emile Milgrim, Sean Desiree, Maia Macdonald, Maria Llorca, Zeva Soroker, Adonnas Jones, Ale Campos, Latoya Weste, Inez Barlatier, Nikki Fernandez, Tricia Thompson, Kaley Howard, Chloe Saavedra, Kiran Gandhi.