Suite for a Steel Garden
An immersive sound installation in the Panorama of the City of New York by composer duo dīōd
Oct 27 2019
Join us on Sunday, October 27th for the immersive sound installation Suite in a Steel Garden. The installation will be activated with an original score at 2pm and 4pm in the Panorama of the City of New York.
Suite for a Steel Garden is an immersive multi-channel original composition scored for piano and electronics by composer duo dīōd. Using field recordings taken from the diverse neighborhoods of Queens and the sound of the piano, the piece brings the diversity of the boro to musical life. Performed around the museum’s famous Panorama of the city, audience members move through the space during the performance so that the music, just like the sound of the city, surrounds them.
Moira Lo Bianco, Piano
Quentin Chiappetta, Electronics
This project is made possible through the New Work Grant from
the Queens Council on the Arts.
dīōd is the performing duo of composers Moira Lo Bianco and Quentin Chiappetta. Dedicated to bringing the living composer to the audience, dīōd champions the creation and performance of new works grounded in formal composition while expanding the concept of sound as musical expression. Utilizing both traditional and extended performance techniques for piano, electronics and the live manipulation of sound, dīōd aims to create a new sonic vocabulary. dīōd is most comfortable in non-traditional settings, creating immersive works that surround an audience and turn the concert experience inside out.
Photo credit: Celeste Godoy, www.celestegph.com