Lee Mingwei: Sonic Blossom
FREE & open to all
Sonic Blossom (2013) is an interactive performance that imparts the gift of song to visitors. On designated days in May, a locally-trained soloist wearing an elaborate costume will select and sing one of Franz Schubert’s lieders (German poems set to music) to a museum guest who is seated in a specially-designed chair. For this participatory work, moCa partnered with the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) to identify student singers to perform. After moCa's performances during Friday, Saturday, and Sundays in May, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) will present the work in its European painting galleries in July.
Sonic Blossom is presented in partnership with Cleveland Institute of Music, Art Song Festival, and Cleveland Museum of Art
Additional support for Sonic Blossom provided by Rebecca and Irad Carmi