What Happens When 350 Musicians Meet for the First Time in Brooklyn?
Hey everyone! Sorry for no updates in the last few weeks! I've been incredibly busy traveling back and forth between Philadelphia, Egg Harbor Township NJ, Bayonne, Downingtown, West Chester, and Reading! Some awesome things have happened, including an awesome Fourth of July performance with the Reading Symphony Orchestra!
I'd like to share this link with you. The title of the page is, "What Happens When 350 Musicians Meet For The First Time In Brooklyn?"
Well? What do you think happens? A terrible cluster of whatever music everyone thinks is cool?
Sunny Jain, a composer, dhol drummer, and band leader for the group Red Baraat, was commissioned by NPR Music to compose a piece for a massive band of musicians from all over New York. The result was 100+ BPM. The music was posted on an NPR Music website with an open invitation for musicians to participate. On the summer solstice, as part of the annual Make Music New York festival, over 350 musicians showed up on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library prepared to play the piece. The crowd included musicians from all walks of life, from passive hobbyists to incredible professionals, from nearby residents, to local high school drumlines, Brazilian Samba Groups, and of course Gallant Entertainment Inc. was there to provide some NYC Sports-themed drumming!
Music has the incredible power to bring together people of all colors, faiths, cultures, and ages. The universal language of pitch and rhythm and timbre can eliminate any traditional language barrier. The end result is a massive jam session where a crowd of strangers with instruments made a very special connection with each other. See the performance at the link below!!!