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(May 2023)—Caramoor opens its idyllic grounds for the 2023 summer season with
“Soundscapes,” a free afternoon of events on June 4 at 12pm that features live performances along with this season’s Sonic Innovations sound art exhibition, with the sound artists on hand to interact with the public. Performers include percussionist Jonny Allen – a member of Sandbox Percussion – who performs Iannis Xenakis’s multi-percussion piece Rebonds as well as excerpts from Tom Johnson’s Nine Bells. Pianist Conor Hanick will “prepare” a grand piano by inserting
bolts, screws, bits of rubber, and other items between the strings for a performance of John Cage’s complete Sonatas and Interludes. Thereminist Dorit Chrysler will perform and give workshops on the world’s oldest electronic instrument, in recognition of Caramoor co-founder Lucie Bigelow Rosen, an important patron and one of the earliest practitioners of the theremin.

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