The Rest is Noise: A Carousel Ride Through 20th Century Music”
Classical Music Art Installation Premieres at Santa Monica’s Glow
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., Free
For the first time, Santa Monica’s Glow, the all-night cultural experience, will include classical music with “The Rest Is Noise: A Carousel Ride Through 20th Century Music,” an unprecedented experience produced by Jacaranda, the classical music series known for rarely heard, new and modern music. The project, conceived by Jacaranda’s artistic director, Patrick Scott, will take place within the historic Santa Monica carousel building on the Santa Monica Pier. Attendees will ride the world’s fastest carousel surrounded by 16 speakers (and 4 subwoofers) playing breakthrough pieces of 20th-century music from Mahler to Adams. Riders will hear a series of 12-second musical excerpts, each by a different composer, as they revolve on the carousel — 100 years of music in five minutes. With each revolution, a revolution!
“The Rest is Noise” carousel project will kick off Jacaranda’s 2013-14 10th anniversary season, staring Oct. 19, 2013. The project is based on the bestseller by “The New Yorker” music critic Alex Ross titled, “The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century.” Carousel riders will experience a century of music history: excerpts from 25 key works by 25 visionary composers (full list below). Selections range from the most thrilling moments of Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony (1901), to an exclamation point from Sofia Gubaidulina (2000).
“The Rest is Noise” musical carousel ride will include lighting effects and a multifaceted educational component accessed onsite by smart phones.
WHEN: Sat., Sept. 28, 2013, 7 p.m.-3 a.m.
WHERE: Carousel, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401