Winter Solstice Procession: "Full Steam Ahead" by Arlene Shechet

On Friday, December 21, from 5–6 PM, join us in Madison Square Park for a special Winter Solstice Procession celebrating Arlene Shechet's "Full Steam Ahead". The procession, conceived by Will Epstein and performed in collaboration with Kenny Wollesen and his group, was created to be a ritualized induction and celebration of Arlene Shechet’s work, which is on view in Madison Square Park through April 2019.

In it, the performers communicate with each other from varying distances in the park, blending in with sounds of the space as well as playing through them. Undulating in and out of proximity with each other, the musicians become part of the park while simultaneously transforming the landscape into something out of the ordinary.

Traversing the familiar pathways of the park and into the instillation area, they siphon the energy around them and meld it with their own sonic force, wrapping it all around the space and highlighting it as a truly special and unusual retreat.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Madison Square Park (opens in a new window) website.

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