Created and Directed by Chris McIntyre
In collaboration with TILT Brass, Ed Bear, Tristan Shepherd, and David Shively
Programed and Funded by NYC Dept. of Transportation for its annual SummerStreets program.
Conceived by composer and trombonist Chris McIntyre, "Presencing Piece No.1 (Fed Plaza) " is a collaborative site-specific work using music performance and sound installation conceived for presentation at Jacob K. Javits Federal Building Plaza in Lower Manhattan. The piece utilizes spatialized acoustic and amplified sound along with broadcast media (infrared transmission and wireless internet) and public interaction (infrared sensors) to activate and articulate dimensionality within the site. Non-linear natural (geologic/geographic) and social (Native to Colonial to Federal) histories influence and provide the sonic, textual, and spatial content of the work, with special attention given to Richard Serra’s site-specific sculpture "Tilted Arc" (1981). March 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of its removal from the site, and the complex dialogic between Serra’s work and the plaza acts as a primary relationship for examination via sonic means in "Presencing Piece No.1 (Fed Plaza)."