Make Music Winter: December 21, 2015

Kalimbascope | J.C. King

Participants are invited to join the Kalimbascope Ensemble, and promenade at dusk with the music of the enchanted thumb piano. Composer J.C. King leads a kalimba parade through the streets of Ridgewood and Bushwick, ending at Maria Hernandez Park. The parade will be accompanied by real-time electronics, giving the music an air of mystery and fascination.

The event begins at 4:30 pm at Trans-Pecos (915 Wyckoff Ave). All are encouraged to bring their own kalimbas (though kalimbas will be available for the first 25 participants to borrow).

Watch a video of Kalimbascope 2014:


Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, 4:30pm

Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, 5:30pm

How to Join
Bring a kalimba (thumb piano), chimes or hand bells tuned to Db. Kalimbas will be available for the first 25 participants to borrow.

Composer J.C. King's mutations of conceptual songwriting are focused in creating intimate public experiences that foster a shared memory of the magical and absurd. His recent works include Bells/Door (public participatory concert), collaborations with choreographer Mira Cook and abstract folk theater project AAware. With long time torch song ensemble Hello Lovers on hiatus, Mr. King is currently training, preparing and performing music in new directions.


Make Music Winter illustrations by Adam McCauley