Join Rare Form and Make Music at RiverSound: an interactive sound exploration of Chicago’s RiverWalk. Inspired by Chicago’s historic metal bridges and the vibrant life of the Chicago river, RiverSound accentuates the metal and water sounds natural to the area in a performance that depends on your participation! No experience or instrument required, as the professional percussionists of Rare Form guide you through improvisations together. Experience Make Music Chicago in a personal way - don’t just perform IN the city; perform WITH it!
About Make Music Day:
Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music, and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. Make Music Chicago is part of this international event, inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique and now taking place in 800 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.
About the artists:
The young professionals of Rare Form are active chamber musicians and educators. The duo, comprised of percussionists Rebecca McDaniel and anna provo, is dedicated to quality performances and sincere audience relationships, seeking to share their love of percussion with listeners from all walks of life. Passionate about expanding today’s percussion repertoire, they support emerging composers by commissioning new works for percussion individually and collectively. Rebecca and anna perform in a variety of groups from contemporary chamber ensembles to African fusion bands. They also present educational performances and workshops on a variety of topics and each maintain private studios with students of all ages.
At RiverSound, Rare Form are joined by percussionist John Corkill and composer Maeve Smucker to perform works by Juri Seo, John Cage, Jason Treuting, and you!