Make Music Winter is less than one month away!
Among the dozens of projects in the works for Tuesday, December 21st, we are especially excited to present The Mutant Toy Parade, a participatory composition by Argentine artist Laureano Cantarutti taking place in 10 U.S. cities. Children and adults are invited to come and experiment with three types of “circuit bent” modified toys, designed by Cantarutti and assembled by local musicians in each city.
After a brief rehearsal, everyone will parade through the streets playing music using the toys and hand percussion. At the end of the event, participants will get to keep the toy instruments as a holiday gift, and take them home for further experimentation.
Participating cities include Altoona, PA; Knoxville, TN; Montclair, NJ; New York, NY; Salem, OR; and Toledo, OH.