FUNG WAH / by Elizabeth LoPiccolo

Earlier this month we participated in the Fung Wah Biennial on a five hour bus ride from New York to Boston where artists emphasized the journey over the destination. Will Owen, a Flux Factory resident curated the experience, inviting artists to create music, plays, objects, performances. Dylan Neely and Alex Nathanson (known collectively as Fan Letters) asked us to perform Music to Another City, a piece they composed for the Fung Wah Biennial which unfolded over the entire course of the bus ride with our musical actions being cued by sights seen out the windows. I played flute, Rhys and Jon Myers played melodica, and Dylan played mandolin. There was space as we waited for our environmental cues, different for each player. Sometimes we would overlap one another with multiple lines of music.

A reporter named Pien Huang came along for the ride and produced this piece which aired on NPR March 29.

 

 "EIGHTEEN-WHEELER TRUCK" This line would be played upon spotting an 18-Wheeler Truck.   

"EIGHTEEN-WHEELER TRUCK" This line would be played upon spotting an 18-Wheeler Truck.