WaterFire Soundtrack 2012

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/n/nWaterFire Providence is many things- a public art installation, a performance work, a civic ritual, and a downtown summer block party all rolled into one. It has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art that has brought music, light and life to the city of Providence. Please visit
www.waterfire.org for scheduled event dates.

Taking place from sunset to midnight on Saturday evenings throughout the summer, WaterFire is an arts event where music, fire and water combine in the most spectacular way. On a given WaterFire evening, the crowds can be anywhere between 20,000 to 50,000 people, with over 1 million attending per season.

This opportunity is to have one or more of your original recordings played as part of an evening’s soundtrack. Selected artists will be featured on the WaterFire website, online program and at digital media stations setup throughout the park during events. For the right band, there may even be the potential to perform on one of the live WaterFire stages.

Creator and Artistic Director Barnaby Evans loves to showcase new music of performers and composers that compliments the mood and aesthetic of the installation. The music of WaterFire is an integral component to the sculpture and directly relates to the ritual, religious, and symbolic sources of the installation. The soundtrack changes with each performance and features eclectic works by artists from around the globe and many disciplines all deliberately juxtaposed (and played over high-fidelity speakers strategically placed all along the rivers downtown).

The soundtrack includes works by several principal composers - the Estonian composer Arvo Part's modern works influenced by ancient Christian and Russian Orthodox liturgical music; the Armenian folk melodies played by Djivan Gasparyan on the Duduk or Nay (the Armenian oboe); the American avant-garde composer David Hykes' settings of religious music for small chorus using vocal techniques derived from Tibetan "overchanting"; selections from Nicholas Lens' work Flamma Flamma - The Fire Requiem; collaborations between Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso; and music by such artists as Lisa Gerrard (from Dead Can Dance) and Jennifer Smith.

Appropriate genres include but are not limited to: World Music, Jazz, Contemporary Classical, Acoustic, Avant-garde, Latin, Blues, Classical, Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Cabaret, and Soul. Please send us material that you feel would be appropriate.