Last WaterFire Of Season
(10.6) Tonight’s schedule is a little different to accommodate a special event. Lighting of the bonfires in the basin takes place at 7:45pm; the rest will be lit at 7pm. Spogga, gargoyles, living statues, luminaria, and music.
WaterFire is accompanied by music selected by Barnaby Evans that combines recorded natural sounds with eclectic and unusual music related to the ritual, religious, and symbolic sources of the sculpture.
The soundtrack often returns to works by four principal composers—the Estonian composer Arvo Part’s modern reinterpretations of ancient Christian and Russian Orthodox liturgical music; the Armenian folk melodies played by Djivan Gasparyan on the Duduk or Nay (an Armenian oboe); the American avant-garde composer David Hykes’ settings of various religious music for small chorus using vocal techniques derived from Tibetan “overchanting”; and selections from Nicholas Lens’ brilliant work Flamma Flamma—The Fire Requiem.
Free, 7pm to midnight, WaterFire, Saturday, October 6, downtown on the river