Con Vivo Music – Not Less Than the Good

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Con Vivo Music – Not Less Than the Good

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Con Vivo Music is celebrating Earth Day weekend with a unique performance of “Not Less Than the Good,” a 60-minute musical sunrise and celebration of morning as embraced by Henry David Thoreau in “Walden.” The music combines meditative saxophones, ambient synthesizers, narration of Thoreau’s “Walden,” and field recordings from a morning at Walden Pond. “Not Less Than the Good” is composed for the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth (July 12, 2017).

“Not Less Than the Good” simulates a sunrise by combining the meditative playing of the saxophone quartet with ambient synthesizers. Composed by David Morneau New Thread Quartet (saxophones), David Morneau (synthesizer), pre-recorded narration by poet J.D. McClatchy, and field recordings from Walden Pond. The music grows from a single quiet note, adding notes and timbres, growing in fullness and depth. Underneath this are sounds recorded during the pre-dawn and early morning hours at Walden Pond: a chorus of insects, the lone song of dawn’s first bird which is joined by others in a raucous counterpoint, and the splashing of morning swimmers. The hour-long performance is punctuated by readings of excerpts from “Walden”, selected as a secular prayer of hope for enlightenment and performed by poet J. D. McClatchy.

This event is FREE and all ages are welcome.

Details

Date:
April 23
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
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Organizer

Con Vivo Music
Email:
mail(at)convivomusic.org
Website:
convivomusic.org

Venue

Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Phone:
201-579-0265
Website:
barrowmansion.org