|One of the highlights of this year’s Mass Appeals is Shimmer, composed by Brian Chase (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and sponsored by the Avedis Zildjian Company and the Music Performance Trust Fund. It is co-presented with theMadison Square Park Conservancy.
Says Chase, “The event comes at the time of the summer solstice, the moment marking the official arrival of summer in the Northern Hemisphere – what instrument better complements the form of the sun as much as the shape of a cymbal? Contained within each individual cymbal is a huge world of tones ranging from very low to very high. Exploring this ‘tone world’ and the sonic potential of cymbals, both individual and collective, is a primary aim of Shimmer.” It takes place at Madison Square Park, starting at 3:30 pm.
If you are interested in taking part in this exciting world premiere you will need to bring your own cymbal and cymbal stand to Madison Square Park. You also need to RSVP by signing up here.
DETAILS FOR “SHIMMER”
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Madison Square Park
3:00pm: Performers arrive and set up
3:30pm: Shimmer premiere performance