Gotta love this. So inspirational. People of every persuasion getting together to make one helluva musical occasion: Make Music New York Festival
What Happens When 350 Musicians Meet For The First Time In Brooklyn? NPR Music takes a bit of a chance when they make their Field Recordings. Check out this work that they commissioned for the annual Make Music New York festival. This is NPR’s third year doing this.
And in two of these three years — the first and this one — they’ve gone boldly into the unknown and invited anyone who wanted to perform to come play alongside professionals. Pretty risky, right?
But what they’ve found instead is that amazingly talented and generous people join in — this year, about 350 of them on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library. With a new piece by Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, the beat and the heart were there already, but the spirit burst to life when all those musicians came out to play.