The collaborative art group decomposer will explore the interaction between sight and sound in space as part of the Collaborative Concepts’ Performance Art On The Farm. Many Centers One Song is decomposer’s debut performance and will take place in a cow pasture at Saunders’ Farm, at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 31, in Garrison. There is a rain date of Sept. 1. The performance art program, along with dozens of sculptures, is part of the Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2013.
For Many Centers One Song, decomposer asked local artists and musicians to participate in creating a “song” by following a set of instructions. Meeting for the first time on the day of the performance, 30 to 40 players will improvise with instruments including bagpipes, bass violin, djembe drum, flute, banjo, trombone, radio, and clarinet. Starting in a single circle in the center of a large cow pasture, the players will fan out across the field while improvising with other players that are within earshot.
This will create a chain reaction where all the music is interconnected but only parts of it can be heard at a time. The players play until they are finished.
The song that is played will evolve over time and throughout the space. The audience is invited to walk among the players to hear the multiple new centers of song. How it goes will be a surprise for all.
Performance Art On The Farm was curated by Marcy Freedman, who will perform her piece From Tree to Tree and Back Again (2 to 6 p.m.). Other performances include Steve Rossi, Reciprocal Ladder To Roll (2 to 4 p.m.), Tara Vamos, Ephemeral You (2 to 4 p.m.) and Maria Driscoll McMahon, Blue (noon to 2 p.m.).