Caponi Art Park in Eagan is offering a one-of-a-kind experience this weekend as it plays host to California sound artist Hugh Livingston.
Livingston’s “Sound and Place: Minnesota” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7, as part of Caponi’s ongoing Summer Performance Series.
The art park will take on a magical air for the “concert,” which will have guests walking through the park as musicians from St. Paul-based Zeitgeist flit in and out of the woods performing Livingston’s music.
Birdcages hanging from trees will be emitting sounds recorded at the park, and there’s an interactive element, too – there will be an assortment of percussion instruments for children to play.
The performance is the latest in Livingston’s portfolio of “site-specific immersive sound environments.” The Yale graduate specializes in “spectacles in the tradition of Renaissance garden entertainments and fetes from England, France and Italy,” according to the artist’s statement on his website.
Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation.
“Sound and Place: Minnesota” is the first of two events featuring Livingston at Caponi this month.
On Saturday, July 13, Livingston will host a discussion geared to birders, landscape architects and landscape designers that focuses on “sound in the context of designed spaces and the musical implications of natural rhythms and harmonies in Minnesota’s landscape,” according to a release from the art park.
Registration is required for the July 13 event and can be done by calling 651-454-9412.
More about both events is at www.caponiartpark.org.