Wooden Cities | contemporary music ensemble


Starlight DEC 2016

In collaboration with artists from Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, Wooden Cities presented an evening of original graphic scores composed by Starlight Artists. The evening was a culmination of sessions that taught artists how to create visual works that could be interpreted by the ensemble. This program was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts DEC Grant distributed through Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Inc. The event was free and open to the public.

Wooden Cities
Press Release
promotional document, contains a description of the event and its planning
Concert Program
full listing of every work, with brief notes by each artist
Concert Audio
recordings of each piece on the concert
Workshop Video
video from workshops leading up to the concert
photographs taken during workshops and performance, featuring Starlight artists and Wooden Cities musicians; downloadable versions available here.
"I got a lot out of the experience with Wooden Cities. For one thing I was afforded this opportunity to be able to hear the visual. That was new for me. I learned how to see further outside the box and the results, I have to say, were funky. Wooden Cities made me see upfront what the results can be when you make what can be heard from what is seen. I definitely look forward to working with Wooden Cities again in the near or distant future. Wooden Cities also showed me the music and also showed me other ways that visual arts can be made, a lot like chocolate with peanut butter so to speak."

—Andy Calderon, Starlight Artist