The Contemporary Presents Free Sound Series Performances of Music for Wilderness Lake

R. Murray Schafer's 1979 work of environmental music, Music for Wilderness Lake, comes to Laguna Gloria in a rare staging. A work for twelve trombonists positioned around a body of water, led by a conductor who cues the music from a boat, Music for Wilderness Lake will be performed on June 27 (Dusk) and June 28 (Dawn). In a companion work, the musicians will also perform sunset and sunrise chants of twelfth-century mystic Hildegard von Bingen, abstracting the ritual of Gregorian chant at transformative times of day.