The music is by New York Philharmonic musicians and others, and you determine what you hear, since where and how quickly you walk activates the music you hear, so no two visits are exactly the same, even if you follow the same path.
Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is FREE to download. It’s an immersive audio experience, and a great way to enhance the experience of Central Park, especially now that the leaves are beginning to turn and the cooler weather is ideal for a long stroll.
Enjoy the music – and the experience – with your headphones. It will be available through the end of 2020 and beyond, into spring.
Reid’s newly created soundscape also includes surprise musical “Easter eggs,” and the World Premiere recording of Reid’s When the World As You’ve Known It Doesn’t Exist. It is a NY Philharmonic commission that premiered in February 2020 as part of Project 19.
Project 19 is a multi-year initiative to commission 19 new works by 19 women composers. It honors the 100th Anniversary this year of Women’s Suffrage – the 19th Amendment which finally authorized the right of women to vote in the USAj.
Earlier this year, also as part of anniversary events, Central Park unveiled a statue of three leaders of the Women’s Suffrage movement, on Literary Walk.
SoundWalk Artists of the New York Philharmonic
Alison Fierst, flute
Pavel Vinnitsky*, clarinet
Leelanee Sterrett, Chad Yarbrough*, horn
Christopher Martin, trumpet
Daniel Druckman, Kyle Zerna, percussion
Nancy Allen, harp
Kuan Cheng Lu, Anna Rabinova, Marié Rossano, violin
Leah Ferguson, Robert Rinehart, viola
Ru-Pei Yeh, cello
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, founder / artistic director
Poole and the Gang