McEvoy Foundation for the Arts joins forces with the Kronos Performing Arts Association to bring a unique self-guided, musical experience to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, launching as part of the 2021 Kronos Festival (June 11-18).
Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a GPS-enabled work of public art by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid and San Francisco’s renowned Kronos Quartet that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. SOUNDWALK is tailor-made for its setting, created to encourage calm reflection and introspection, and can be experienced while following social distancing guidelines. The user’s location triggers a live, overlapping mix of musical motifs and works performed by Kronos, Reid, and other musicians, all recorded from home in 2020 during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. Listeners can access the audio installation via a free smartphone app. SOUNDWALK will remain accessible in San Francisco through June 2024.
Download the app via https://www.ellenreidsoundwalk.com/download.
Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK at Golden Gate Park is presented by the Kronos Performing Arts Association in association with McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in conjunction with the exhibition Next to You (May 28-December 4, 2021) at McEvoy Arts. ‘Next to You’ is an exhibition of modern and contemporary artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection that celebrates the joy, vitality, and healing power of the performing arts. Live and virtual events that honor the Bay Area’s performing arts traditions, with Kronos Quartet, the Roxie Theater, Los Cenztontles Cultural Arts Academy and others, are scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition. Visit mcevoyarts.org/events to browse the schedule.
This is a free, self-guided experience. Smartphone app required.