the classical music series known for rarely heard, new and modern music,
will celebrate its 10th anniversary pre-season launch as part of Glow in Santa Monica this Saturday night.
Jacaranda will present a
carousel ride, “The Rest is Noise” during the Glow art event at the carousel on the Santa Monica Pier.
Created by Jacaranda artistic director Patrick
Scott, this musical experience, highly emblematic of Jacaranda’s
signature style and reach, will surround riders on the city’s carousel
with a sequence of excerpted, influential 20th-century premieres, from
the most thrilling 12 seconds of Gustav Mahler's Fourth Symphony (1901),
to an exclamation point from Sofia Gubaidulina (2000).
The free nighttime ride through 20th-century music on
Santa Monica’s storied merry-go-round, is based on the bestselling-book
by “The New Yorker” music critic Alex Ross titled “The Rest is Noise:
Listening to the Twentieth Century.”
With 16 speakers and lighting
effects, the ride will allow participants, on painted-ponies and
chariots, to experience a century of music history: excerpts from 25 key
works by 25 visionary composers (full list on the website below).
book grew out of his landmark blog, The Rest is Noise, and also inspired
an ambitious yearlong festival featuring live performances of
symphonies, operas and chamber works now underway at London’s renowned
Southbank Centre arts complex.
“The Rest is Noise” carousel ride will
include a multifaceted educational component accessed by smart phones.
The ride will run the entire duration of the glow event from 7 pm to 3 am on Sept. 28.
For information visit jacarandamusic.org or call 213.483.0216.
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