Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vertical Orchestra performs via chairlift July 25

This comes from Bland Hoke, Public Art Ambasador for the Center of Wonder in Jackson:

Vertical Orchestra will transform the Teewinot chairlift at Teton Village into a collaborative instrument on Sunday, July 25. Musicians will ride the chairlift, playing music with each other as the lift slowly mixes the sounds of individual instruments into an auditory environment that spans the length of the ski slope. Meanwhile, hammockers, suspended in the trees below, will listen to their chords waft by.

Custom printed hammocks will be available at the base of the Teewinot lift for $20 before the event on July 25, 1-3 p.m. The hammocks are made from industrial surplus so you can feel good about reducing waste while supporting the event! Proceeds from hammock sales will be used for an artist grant.

Some very interesting volunteer opportunities await anyone that is interested in making the event spectacular:

-Helping print 3000 feet of artwork on the hammocks with sponge stamps
-Creating the worlds first mobile amplification system on 5 chairlift chairs
-Hanging free hammocks in public places to advertise the event (where will you sling one...?)

Feel free to call or email Bland Hoke if you are interested in volunteering.

FMI: 307-690-0097 or blandhoke@gmail.com