THE WALL is a powerful and ubiquitous symbol of division, separating lands, fauna, and peoples, it also represents an opportunity, to bring us together and subvert its power. This composition for Interactive 'smarT' defensive bollards and percussion ensemble breaks down the barriers of performer/ audience, beginnings/ endings, and public installation/ art music.
THE WALL will define, then restructure the barrier between composer, performer, audience and participant by combining public installation with a structured modern composition performance. This work removes art music from the concert hall and places it in public sphere. This project is about connection; not only with an interactive musical wall, but also the connection of people with each other as they become musical collaborators.
THE WALL is a new interactive musical installation being developed by Playable Streets in collaboration with Paul Lim and Robert Jarvis.
Supported by the Alan C. Rose foundation.