Composition 21 by Naama Tsabar
Brooklyn-based, Israeli-born artist Naama Tsabar creates an aurally and visually immersive performance, featuring 21 local musicians who identify as women and/or gender nonconforming. Divided into three bands, individual musicians stand atop their amplifiers, each band playing a separate song. All songs share the same four chords, musical scale, and beats per minute. At one point all three bands play simultaneously and the result is a dense but harmonious musical field.
As the songs seep into one another, the musicians form a sculptural composition that complements both the sonic arrangement and the outdoor space.
For visitors, sound becomes physical as they move amongst the musicians standing on their pedestal-like amplifiers.
Composition 21 will be performed twice, once at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. Each performance will last approximately one hour.