UMKC Conservatory of Music
Investigation : Sound + Plants + Ecosystems
Event : WBR + KCDC+ OPEN TO PUBLIC
Description : Outwards [Inwards] Upwards / /: Sound and Space A sound migration from 1-670 to the 12th St. Alley. Sound, like plants and water, finds its way into the nooks and crannies of everywhere not specifically designed to repel it. The 2 hour performance flows, migrates and relocates from underneath the 1-670 Bridge, in the West Bottoms, with its vertically closed, but horizontally open space, to its spatial inversion in the 12th Street Alleyway, with vertical openness and horizontal confinement. Along the way, a pocket of musicians, and a few 21st Century troubadours vacillates between these two spaces. Audience members are encouraged to start at the 1-670 space at any time, and migrate towards the 12th Street Alley, via Hickory and 12th Streets, to the alley way, where plants create a floating horizon far above the street level. Like the cracks in the brick mortar, now supporting plant life, so our sound invades the pathways and alleyways of the city, where sound knows no bounds, and maximally respects open space.