Monday, January 2, 2012

THANK YOU EVERYONE! Great video from Ben Droz below. Also, a nice little video piece from The Washington Post here

Bluebrain & The US Botanic Garden present

Final Boombox Walk
January 14th at 3 PM Sharp
Free Event
US Botanical Gardens -- 100 Maryland Ave SW Washington DC
Original music composed by Bluebrain
RSVP and tell us your preferred format (cassette, CD or MP3)

SHORT -- Bring a portable cassette, CD or iPod enabled music device to the indoor conservatory courtyard of the Botanic Garden (located next to the Capitol building on the National Mall). PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL ( & TELL US WHAT KIND OF DEVICE YOU WILL HAVE (this way, we can create enough cassettes, CD's or email you an MP3).

More details after the jump....
LONG -- The very first Bluebrain event happened 3 years ago here in DC when a call went out for people to bring cassette boomboxes to Dupont Circle. Inspired by composer Phil Kline, participants were each handed a different cassette tape, each containing a different track of a larger piece of music, composed specifically for the event. After a countdown, participants hit play together and walked around the city, creating a roving orchestra on dozens of portable speakers. The following year, the project was expanded to include musical contributions from other artists and was staged on the National Mall during the annual Cherry Blossom festival. Thanks to the US Botanic Gardens, we will be holding a third boombox walk -- this time, in the most beautiful indoor venue we can imagine. This will mark the end of the series.

Thank you to all those who've come to one, or to both boombox walks -- or any other Bluebrain events since we started this three years ago. Let's make this the biggest sounding one yet.

PLEASE RVSP to (and tell us what device you'll be bringing: cassette boombox, CD player or MP3) to reserve your track in the format of your chosing. 

For more information:

**Special thanks to Richard Gould at the Smithsonian Institute and everyone at the US Botanic Garden**