Posted on 21 April 2014
This year, MMNY is taking over Governor’s Island for PORCH STOMP, a celebration of American Music featuring artists from the […]
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.
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.
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: