Join trumpeters Josh Berman, Stephen Burns, Ben LaMar Gay, Chad McCullough, and Corey Wilkes as they watch a short documentary film of Fulcrum Point New Music Project’s touring concert event Music for Trumpets and Trees, then discuss their experience performing the rarely heard piece.
Fulcrum Point returned to live performance in August of 2020 with a safe & socially distanced series of 5 concerts on a single day performed in 5 parks on the south, west, and north sides of Chicago featuring 5 Chicago trumpeters drawn from jazz and new art music. Each concert was a performance of Dick Higgins’ Music for Trumpets and Trees, a site-specific composition that morphs depending on who plays it and where it is played. Higgins was a leading figure of the Fluxus movement, in which the process of creating art is as important as the art that is its result.
The Hyde Park Herald, in their review of the Jackson Park performance, said “They brought nature and man together in a performance art moment that I found exhilarating and liberating. They brought back live music and they did it with vim and passion, with imagination and whimsy.” The artist caravan continued on to Garfield, Humboldt, Winnemac, and finally Oz Park, each performance unique in relation to its location.
The discussion, which will include a post-film Q&A with audience members, will take place on Zoom with the concert footage streamed on YouTube.
More details coming soon, including Zoom & YouTube Links