4

"Virga: The Sound Performance" is coming to a bridge near you

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Arts & Venues Denver will premier a new art performance piece at the Delgany Pedestrian Bridge near the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver this evening.

"Virga: The Sound Performance" is an innovative collaboration between two Denver-based artists. "Virga" is an existing installation on the bridge, designed by artist Patrick Marold. Over 300 stainless steel tubes are integrated into the structural steel and will, in time, support the vines that are growing on the bridge. Those vines will eventually evolve into a living canopy, reflecting the sun's shadows throughout the day, and changing images through the seasons.

Morton Waller, a multimedia artist who concentrates on sonic tones, has composed an arrangement that interprets the visual aspects of "Virga." He'll perform it live underneath the bridge at sunset. Arts & Venues public art administrator Rudi Cerri thinks the avant-garde piece will be an exciting addition to lower downtown. "When people think of public art, they think of physical pieces, but musicians, actors and dancers are artists as well and should partake in the process," he says.

The performance will start at 8:30 p.m, and last about twelve minutes as "the art transcends from daylight into darkness," Cerri explains.

A reception with the artists will be held at the MCA Café on the rooftop of the museum after the performance.

Find information on hundreds of other arts and entertainment events in our online Calendar.


Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.