Posted on 16 May 2017
by MMNY Staff
MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO AND MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSIONER JULIE MENIN ANNOUNCE JUNE IS “NEW YORK MUSIC MONTH” NEW YORK – […]
Artist Tom Peyton distributes seventy color-coded bells to the crowd, one color per note. A team of conductors waves corresponding colored flags to lead the group in slowly moving music, written by a variety of composers. Now in its sixth year, this sonorous, atmospheric soundscape will return to the East Village, where it got its start at the first Make Music Winter in 2011.
Participants will take to the streets, stopping at choice neighborhood locations to joyfully wave the flags and sound the bells winding up at Two Boots East Village.
The parade gathers at 5:45 pm & begins at 6:00 pm in Tompkins Square Park (in the south-central oval area, closest to 7th st. between Ave. A & B).
Video from Bell by Bell 2013 (video by Clara Inés Schuhmacher):
A musician and urban geographer, Tom Peyton is captivated by the unintentional, immersive soundscapes created through the everyday functioning of cities. His work builds upon existing aural experiences through physical, percussive engagement with the built environment. In addition to composing urban interventions, Tom is also a touring drummer and founding member of DoTank:Brooklyn and Nuit Blanche New York.