June 21st is Make Music New York Day and even more than usual, music fills the city. In 2016 it began with a dawn performance at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, featuring an ensemble of interspecies musicians prepared to wake up early and to listen.
Charlie Rauh, guitar, charlierauh.wixsite.com/charlierauhmusic
Hank Roberts cello, www.hankrobertsmusic.com
David Rothenberg, clarinet, iPad bird samples, furulya, www.davidrothenberg.net
Lucie Vítková, accordion, hichiriki, voice, found instruments, www.vitkovalucie.com
We repeated the experience at dusk, when we were joined by
Stephen Scholle, shakuhachi, stephenscholle.bandcamp.com
Thanks to Jordan McLean at Make Music NY and Samantha Campbell at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for setting this up. There will be more.