August 9 11:00am - 1:00pm
Presencing Piece No. 1 (Fed Plaza) (2014)
by Chris McIntyre
Conceived and Directed by composer, trombonist, and TILT Brass Director Chris McIntyre, Presencing Piece No.1 (Fed Plaza) is a collaborative, site-specific sonic experience designed for the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building Plaza at 26 Federal Plaza. Presencing Piece features a 12-piece compliment of Brooklyn-based experimental music group TILT Brass (trumpet quintet, trombone septet), Either/Or percussionist David Shively, and a state-of-the-art implementation of PA speakers. McIntyre positions the live musicians and speakers around the plaza to amplify and accentuate its physical and intangible properties. The multi-channel PA system is broadcasting sound via infrared technology that also enables interactive audience influence on what’s heard during the performance. The goal of the project for McIntyre and his collaborators (including Tech Director Ed Bear) is to transform the audience’s experience of the plaza itself as they are immersed within the overall composition.
Location: 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY [MAP]2014 Summer