Music Box Workshop With Phyllis Chen at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
One of the projects that I really wanted to do was to create a grand music box, an exquisite corpse piece with the community of Philadelphia. – Phyllis Chen
Inspired by artist Isaiah Zagar’s colorful mosaics at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, In Plain Air composer Phyllis Chen has been collaborating with the Philadelphia community to create over 400 feet of music box strips. On July 8, Magic Gardens cohosted a free public workshop where participants contributed their own one-foot section to Chen’s music box mosaic. Together we explored music boxes, enjoyed performance demonstrations by Chen, and created music by drawing on and punching holes in special music box paper.
On September 22 and 23, strips created during the workshop will appear in the premiere performances at Christ Church of In Plain Air by International Contemporary Ensemble.