Celebrate the season and the 13thyear anniversary of the dailybell project by Brenda Hutchinson. Join Harvestworks and the dailybell team on Sunday, September 22 as we accompany the sunset with an interactive bell ringing parade and East river crossing on the last ferry of the day from Governors Island.
Date: Sunday September 22, 2019
Something as inarguable as the movement of the earth can be used as a point of unity and awareness among large groups of people who might otherwise find it impossible to agree.
The rising and setting of the sun provide two opportunities for a shared acknowledgement of our basic connection to one another and to the natural environment. The dailybell was inaugurated in 2008 and conceived as an ongoing, socially engaged project dedicated to the observation of the sun every time it crossed the horizon and to the sharing of the awareness of that moment with others (by ringing a bell).
Brenda Hutchinson is a composer and sound artist whose work is based on the cultivation and encouragement of openness in her own life and in those she works with. Through her work with large-scale experiments in socially based improvisations and interactions, Brenda has developed a body of work based on a perspective about interacting with the public and non-artists through personal, reciprocal engagement with listening and sounding. She continues to explore and share with others the conceptual, aesthetic and relational possibilities that arise from this type of activity.
Brenda is the recipient of the Gracie Allen Award from American Women in Radio and Television and has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lila Wallace, McKnight
Foundation, NY State Council on the Arts and Meet the Composer among others. Recordings of her work are available through TELLUS, Deep Listening, O.O. DISCS, Frog Peak Music and Leonardo Music Magazine. She has been an artist in residence at San Quentin Prison, Headlands Center for the Arts, Harvestworks, Exploratorium, Ucross and Djerassi.
LINKS: selected excerpts from dailybell:
Last year’s (2018) Equinox sunset celebration on the Ferry crossing the East river:
Summer Solstice Celebration 2018
At Garden of Memory event. Chapel of the Chimes. Oakland, CA:
fun archival docs:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dailybell.sunwatch/
archival blog: https://dailybell2008.blogspot.com/
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Hutchinson
NewMusicBox Interview: https://vimeo.com/46047216