Glen Rose Formation - Musically
Field Works presents the world premiere of:
Glen Rose Formation
Evocative orchestral suites of music tuned specifically to the resonant frequencies in the cave.
The most unique and site-specific music performance yet, "Glen Rose Formation" was composed using the existing standing bass frequencies measured in the Cave Without A Name. In premiering this uniquely site-responsive music, the ensemble will essentially be “playing the cave itself.” The suites are narrated by Mary McGrath Curry, the eighty-nine-year-old adventurer who discovered the cave as a young girl. Additionally, this event will premiere a projection of a short film featuring Mary, entitled “What if the Luminous.”
For this special event, Field Works consists of Bob Hoffnar (pedal steel), Janie Cowan (string bass), Seulki Lee, Akshaya Tucker, and Rylie Harrod (cellos), Casey Martin (trumpet), Tom Hale, Caroline Steiger, and Jacob Schnitzer (French horns), Billy Masters (electric guitar), and a student horn ensemble from Texas State University.
Stuart Hyatt, the Grammy-nominated artist and founder of Field Works, will direct the performance and provide the audience insight and context for this site-inspired music.
Glen Rose Formation was recorded on vinyl as a full-length album, which will be for sale at the event.