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Make Music New York, Winter 2013, Features Phil Kline's 'Peregrine' [SCHEDULE]

By Logan Young l.young@classicalite.com on Dec 19, 2013 09:19 PM EST

Can we get an ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for Make Music New York? Please??

This two-day-a-year fest does Cardew and (Eli Keszler & Sō Percussion) in the summer, Phil Kline in the winter.

Again, we question the committee: What more do you need to know?

To wit, Phil Kline returns to the walking-boombox-ambient genre he made famous with #UNSILENT NIGHT, to present Peregrine, a 45-minute electronic work starting in front of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and migrating through Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Take that, Spike Lee!

At its U.S. premiere for Make Music Winter 2011, critic David Patrick Stearns said, "people came to their windows in the Victorian-era townhouses, perhaps to make sure a flying saucer wasn't attempting to parallel park."

This year's performance is presented in partnership with BAM and the FAB Alliance.

Here's the full schedule for #MMW2013...just take your pick:

11:30am - Winterize at Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Chris Herbert's version of Schubert's Winterreise, for baritone and radios.

2:00pm - Soho Gamelan Walk at Spring St and 6th Ave: Play a cast-iron building in the key of F with composer Daniel Goode.

2:00pm - Thru Line on the Brooklyn-bound G train: Ride in the front car to experience a tag team performance of Bach's Cello Suite in G Major.

2:30 - 8:30pm - Parranda Navidena in East Harlem: Los Pleneros de la 21 leads a traditional Puerto Rican parranda, surprising hosts and visitors with festive aguinaldos.

3:00 - 7:00pm - La Trullita Navidena de Los Sures in Williamsburg: Join El Puente, BombaYo, and El Puente CADRE for an afternoon parranda.

3:00pm - Tilted Axes from Spectrum on the LES: Patrick Grant's electric guitar parade in honor of the "Alamo" at Astor Place (bring light hand percussion).

4:00pm - Love Riot: A Harmonabord Parade from Columbus Circle: Grab your melodica and parade through Times Square with legendary jazz artist Jonathan Batiste.

4:00pm - Peregrine from BAM: Join Phil Kline, creator of Unsilent Night, in a new piece for boomboxes through Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

4:30pm - Blink at Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn): Bring your bike and premiere a new parade for bicycle bells, with a score transmitted by computer-controlled helmets with lights.

5:00pm - Bell by Bell from 55th & 6 1/2 Ave: Wander through the enigmatic 6 1/2 Ave with Tom Peyton, playing pieces for the colored handbells he supplies.

5:00pm - The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk: Walk the High Line with this smartphone-powered parade, and turn your footsteps into twinkling music. Download the app for iOS or Android in advance.

6:00pm - Pilgrimage from Park Ave Methodist Church: Walk through Central Park and sing medieval songs once sung along the route to Santiago de Compostela with conductor Harold Rosenbaum. Download the music here.

7:00pm - Village in Volume from Union Square (north plaza): Join TIGUE's procession for tuned metal pipes and voices inspired by John Cage and Lou Harrison. Download instructions here; pipes will be provided.

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