From left to right: Sam Jones, Carol Szymanski, Ben Neill and Peter Zummo showing the four Phonemophones made by Van Laar: J, P, d and Q
From October 6 to October 13, popular conceptual artist Carol Szymanski’s The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band installation will make its world premiere, offering thought-provoking representations of how language can manifest itself in different forms. Using 26 functional, natural brass horn sculptures, Szymanski crafts her own three-dimensional font that will be presented as a group for the first time ever in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. These instruments are intended to extend language into other realms of experience, but have also been created to function as musical instruments. The brass horns were developed through a special collaboration with Hub van Laar Trumpets & Flugelhorns and The Brasslab. On October 11, Ben Neill’s performance will include works that are composed specifically for Szymanski’s unique creations. On October 12, the horns will also be featured in A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros, a moving tribute to the legendary composer. Both concerts start at 7:30pm.
Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10281, Verenigde Staten