Santa Cruz Music Night at the Museum of Art and History

August 14, 2013

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History continues its 3rd Friday series with Santa Cruz Music Night this week.

The event will showcase local music in all aspects, including demos by a ukelele club, outdoor performances in Abbott Square and musical art projects.

The museum’s current participatory performance artist in residence, Lanier Sammons, will present his audience-interactive composition installation and musicians will be set up in the galleries interpreting visitor responses to create a unique collaborative composition. (Check out a MAH blog post about Sammons’ work here. )Visitors can request changes in tempo or pitch, or suggest favorite sounds to inspire the new compositions. Sound artist David Coll will show off his interactive metal sound panels, Andrew Meave will create a sound art installation that translates brainwaves into sound and museum employees will lead visitors in making instruments out of recycled materials and art projects from old records.

Kids’ activities will be held throughout the evening, though 4 to 5 p.m. has been designated an official “kid happy hour.” The fun runs from 4 to 8 p.m. with a general admission price of $5. Seniors, kids and students are $3; MAH members and children 4 and under are free.


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