The Lowest Arc installation is written for six speakers, each with music drawn from a different natural element -the arc of the sun during the winter solstice, the moon, tidal data and other natural phenomenon. On December 21st, performers will join the installation with custom music boxes emitting tones representing constellations visible during the winter due to the tilt of the earth. These notes will be formed by superimposing constellations on a music staff.
Ultimately, the work will be experienced by moving around the 90,000 square foot ALL RISE site. On December 21 both audience and performers will create variable experiences of sound and space - the audience being invited to walk with a candle to light up this darkest day of the year; encountering different aspects of the sound installation as the tinkling of music boxes drifts by.
Date: Sunday, December 21st (rain or shine)
Performance Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Performance Location: 1250 Denny Way, Seattle