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Fall Sound Garden
September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pmFREE
2019 McKnight Composer Fellow / Director JG Everest brings his immersive Fall Sound Garden sound + performance installation to Caponi Art Park in Eagan, MN as part of the annual Eagan Art Block arts tour event. The Fall Sound Garden is one part of Everest’s 4-part WATER SUITE of site-specific “sound gardens”, composed for each of the four seasons in 2018.
The Fall Sound Garden at Caponi Art Park is a family-friendly, free outdoor event open to all ages and will take place from 11am – 3pm on Saturday Sept 14. The Fall Sound Garden is a self-guided, immersive experience in which attendees can move and pause to listen at their own pace, taking time for reflection in this beautiful outdoor natural space, amongst sculptures and a newly installed labyrinth.
The Fall Sound Garden features a temporary sound installation, comprised of 35+ small, battery-powered remote speakers distributed throughout the park site, each playing a different part of the larger piece of music – a spatial “concert you can walk through!” With roving, live accompaniment by members of the Free Range Orchestra & Choir and site-specific nature photography by Sarah Musgrave.
Created by visionary sculptor Anthony Caponi, Caponi Art Park is composed of 60 acres of rolling wooded hills and trails that enlighten and delight all who visit. caponiartpark.org
The Fall Sound Garden was developed with funding from the MN State Arts Board’s Artists Initiative program in 2018.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Composer / Director / Multidisciplinary Artist / Historian JG Everest creates site-specific performance installations that connect the histories, ecology, and cultures of places and communities, using spatial sound design as an integral compositional element. He has worked as a music director and performer for many projects and performing ensembles, including over a decade each with Catalyst Dance and Roma di Luna. He regularly teaches music and sound design and listening approaches to students, artists, and musicians of varied backgrounds, in workshops, classes, and private lessons. He is a 2019 McKnight Artist Composer Fellow.