Santa Monica’s Glow, the all-night cultural experience, will include classical music with “The Rest Is Noise: A Carousel Ride Through 20th Century Music,” produced by Jacaranda, the classical music series known for rarely heard, new and modern music.
The project, conceived by Jacaranda’s artistic director, Patrick Scott, will take place in the historic Santa Monica carousel building on the Santa Monica Pier. Lending new definition to “surround sound,” 16 speakers (and 4 subwoofers) will deliver 20th-century music from Mahler to Adams.
Carousel riders will experience a century of music history: excerpts from 25 key works by 25 visionary composers. The twelve-second musical excerpts, each by a different composer, will regale riders as they revolve on the carousel — 100 years of music in five minutes.
The event’s name derives from music critic Alex Ross’s “The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century.” Ross, who writes about music for the New Yorker magazine, is a friend and supporter of the adventurous musical series.
The carousel project is a playful precursor to Jacaranda’s tenth anniversary season, which opens Oct. 19, 2013.