Wade [Music for River and People] | Nashville Public Radio

Event Details

  • April 5, 2018 to
    April 29, 2018
  • 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Free
  • Free and open to the public.


  • The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
  • Nashville, TN

Event Description

Wade [Music for River and People]

Interactive music composer Aaron Hoke Doenges, in partnership with Rivive! Nashville, will install his work Wade [Music for River &People] on the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge April 5th - 29th. Expanding the definition of what is considered a songwriter in music city, composer Aaron Hoke Doenges uses Nashville area rivers & the movement of people to compose constantly evolving & interactive music. Shifting notes & volumes are created in the work using the waters’ changing depths and speeds. To achieve this, Doenges downloads live data about local rivers from the United States Geological Survey website & translates the information into music. The music moves to reflect the changes in the waters’ flow as the online data is updated. At the same time, when people move across the bridge, these musical elements are altered to reflect the impact the people of Nashville have on local waterways. The more the audience moves on the bridge, the greater the changes in the music. Wade [Music for River & People] will play from April 5th - 29th, on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Nashville. The project is funded in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, & is free & open to the public. For more information about the event: www.aaronhokedoenges.com/wade. For more information about our local waterways & what you can do: www.rivivenashville.org.

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