With urbanSTEW and Crossing 32nd Street on March 23-24 performed three concerts laced with interactive art installations and games. We brought in the composer Cristyn Magnus and premiered her new piece, “Percussion vs. Percussion” a two player game piece where each player uses a battery of instruments to control a simple game space.
The festival was created to explore the connections between contemporary music and perceptions of disability in our culture. We celebrated the different ways our bodies can be expressive performing such pieces as “Solo for Performer” by Alvin Lucier, and 33.42N – 111.94E by Garth Paine. More information can be found at urbanstew.org.