Music on June 21 can come from anyone, anywhere, and anything – even flowerpots!
Flowerpot Music, written by award-winning composer Elliot Cole and directed by percussionist Peter Ferry, is a composition for an unlikely but beautiful percussion instrument – the flowerpot! Bell-like tones are passed from performer to performer in improvised gestures called “blooms” that sweep through the group. The piece is written in simple prose, and can be performed by non-musicians and musicians alike.
Cole and Ferry have created a special online version of the composition for Make Music Day 2020, and Beyond This Point is hosting Make Music Chicago‘s portion. Performances of Flowerpot Music by over two dozen groups from around the world will be live-streamed continuously for over 8 hours on June 21st!