‘Intrinsic Strings’ A transformative, site-specific immersive concert experience will take place throughout the Culver Stairs and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on August 24th, 2019 between 6-7.30pm.
This free concert event will integrate live orchestral musicians with virtual reality in an exploration of what unites us, empowers us, and creates joy in our lives. Attendees will traverse one of the three paths to the top of the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, while the intrinsic sounds of chamber music are performed alongside the chatter of nature and buzz of the city.
Featuring music by LA-based contemporary film and video game composers, Jeff Rona, Penka Kouneva, Drum & Lace, Emer Kinsella, Allyson Newman, Damir Price and Ben Coria, performers will share their collective insight into how music can act as a vehicle to unite people and create community in large metropolitan areas.
Live music performed by members of the Intrinsic Strings Chamber Ensemble, pre-performance on the stairs by Kataka Gara on Handpan.
Intrinsic Strings aims to bring awareness to internalized fear and isolation by encouraging Angelenos to find support and solidarity with other members in the community by embracing and conquering the climb together. The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook has three ways to reach the top: a 0.7 mile, 282 step staircase; a 1.25 mile switchback trail; or a short drive along the overlook’s perimeter. Ensembles comprised of string players and select unique instruments will be spread throughout the top of the overlook creating a “musical trail”. Vresh, a 360 social media company, will integrate 360 degree visuals containing story concepts of individuals in Los Angeles overcoming daily obstacles, creating a “trail of stories”.
The concert will provide a space to reconnect, rediscover, and become immersed in nature, lucidity, and new perspectives. With urban development always increasing in Los Angeles, particularly the Culver City area, the human spirit yearns for experiences that deepen our understanding of nature, community, and an ever changing cultural landscape. Music is the translucent thread that acknowledges and connects all these aspects.
Come to feel. Come to listen. Come to expand horizons.
Sat, August 24, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Culver City, CA 90232
Developed by Emer Kinsella of Emersion Music, Intrinsic Strings aims to bring awareness to internalized emotional pressures by encouraging Angelenos to find support and solidarity with one another by embracing and conquering the climb together.
“My hope is to connect individuals through experiential and unconventional concerts to create experiences that cause you to dive deeper and connect with others through the powerful force of music,” says concert curator, Emer Kinsella.
Current sponsors of the performance include BMI, VER-PRG and VRESH.
For more information follow Intrinsic Strings on social media @intrinsicstrings and Eventbrite.