San Francisco: Crissy Broadcast

Crissy Broadcast

In October 2013, San Francisco’s Crissy Field will be turned into a vast musical canvas as part of composer Lisa Bielawa’s expansive project, Airfield Broadcasts. Crissy Broadcast is organized in parallel with Tempelhof Broadcast, which took place in May 2013 in Berlin’s Tempelhof Air Field, with three 60-minute performances on October 26 and 27.

Crissy Broadcast will be performed at the following times:

Saturday, October 26, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Saturday, October 26, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Crissy Broadcast is a massive, spatialized symphony involving more than 800 professional, student and amateur musicians, including orchestras, bands, and experimental new music groups. These musicians will perform on the grounds of Crissy Field for thousands of music lovers and unwitting park goers.

The piece interprets and celebrates the site, allowing listeners to draw their own meaning and experience. Bielawa hopes that the project will have a palpable and sustainable impact on the city, saying “I would like to see this project bring about new partnerships, new vitality and new relationships between arts and civic institutions, between different generations and economic strata, between arts or music lovers and totally non-arts-identified park-goers enjoying surprise encounter with music as a ‘happening’ in the middle of their familiar and beloved city.”


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