Tuned Squared
directed by Melissa Grey
with David Morneau
co-produced by l'Artiste ordinaire & Composers Concordance
April 20 @ 7:30pm
Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets

Outside, on top of the subway grate, in the pedestrian zone
Times Square, NYC


Melissa Grey will direct a performance of Pauline Oliveros’s Tuning Meditation (1971), a vocal improvisation beginning with a single pitch, at the outdoor site of Max Neuhaus’s sound installation Times Square (1977). The installation exposes a rich sound texture of the resonance of the Square’s underground tunnel junction, which would otherwise remain unheard. By responding to this through voice, as a group, we aim to create a participatory, ecstatic experience with and for passers-by through sound. Our presence and activity will create a two-way conduit, amplifying Neuhaus’s original sound while contributing to Times Square’s sound.

‘Tuned Squared’ is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net

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