Make Music Winter On December 21st, Make Music Winter, a free outdoor musical event, turns New Yorkers into music makers.
Annual Event 2016 marks the 5th year of this annual event, held on the Winter Solstice.
New York Landscape Make Music Winter transforms New York's most iconic locations into musical meetups of locals and tourists alike.
The Gaits at The High Line The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk is a free, downloadable smartphone app that turns the footsteps of participants into sounds.
Make Some Noise Participants received speakers to amplify the sounds coming from their digital devices; some brought their own speakers.
Cacophony of Sounds Sounds are choreographed by location and include elements like electric guitar chords, dulcimer notes, water splashes, car horns, and applause. All sounds are triggered by the footsteps of the participants.
About the Artists Composers Lainie Fefferman, Jascha Narveson, and Cameron Britt created the piece by incorporating elements inspired by the history of The High Line and its flora.
About The Park The High Line is a nearly 1.5-mile-long elevated section of a disused subway rail line, converted to a park first opened to the public in 2009.
Nature by Design The High Line's planting design is inspired by native species of grasses and shrubs that grew on train tracks after they stopped running.
Site-Specific Landscape Designers used a variety of naturally created plant communities already well-adapted to the space to minimize reliance on water and other resources for maintenance.
Get Involved To join a performance at the Winter or Summer events, visit makemusicnewyork.org
More Music To see more musical performances, visit NYXT Original's Music section on nyxt.nyc.