Make Music Winter: December 21, 2012

James Holt Thru-Line

Amateur and professional string players disperse to each of the Brooklyn-bound G train subway platforms. Over the course of an hour, every time a train arrives, musicians will step in and out of the front car to give subway riders a continuous, tag-team performance of the famous Prelude from J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G major. Conceived and produced by James Holt. More details from the creator here.

Click here to join!

A version of this project was first presented in 2011, in partnership with MATA and The Knights. Click here for an interview with the 2011 creative team on Thirteen-WNET.

Make Music NY Winter (2011): The Thru Line (F-Subway) from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Front car of every Brooklyn-bound G train, 2pm

Front car of every Brooklyn-bound G train, 3pm

How to Join
To perform, sign up on the Thru Line page. To listen, ride the G-train.

Composer James Holt primarily writes music for mixed chamber ensembles. The Verdehr Trio, Tonus Percussion Group, Tosca String Quartet, Attacca Percussion Group, Sqwonk, REDSHIFT, Composer’s Concordance, Forecast Music, violinist Ben Sung, clarinetist Jorge Montilla, and choreographer Laura Poole have all performed or commissioned his work. He has been a Fellow at both the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music, has taken creative residencies at Yaddo and Centrum, and has taught as an Associate Instructor of Composition at Indiana University, where he was also Assistant Director of the IU New Music Ensemble.

Participating Musicians To Include:

Amelia Krinke, viola
Brian Krinke, violin
Chern Hwei, violin
Christina Chen, cello
Cory Ramey, viola
Dan Lippel, guitar
Jia-Yi He, harmonica
Nicholas Rao, violin
Pauline Kim Harris, violin
Peri Mauer, violin