Tuned Squared [2018.04.20]

photo by Melissa Grey

Tuned Squared
co-produced with Composers Concordance
April 20 @ 7:30pm
Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets

Outside, on top of the subway grate, in the pedestrian zone
Times Square, NYC



‘Tuned Squared’ is a co-production of Composers Concordance and l’Artiste ordinaire. Melissa Grey will direct a performance of Pauline Oliveros’s Tuning Meditation (1971), a vocal improvisation beginning with a single pitch, at the outdoor site of Max Neuhaus’s sound installation Times Square (1977). The installation exposes a rich sound texture of the resonance of the Square’s underground tunnel junction, which would otherwise remain unheard. By responding to this through voice, as a group, we aim to create a participatory, ecstatic experience with and for passers-by through sound. Our presence and activity will create a two-way conduit, amplifying Neuhaus’s original sound while contributing to Times Square’s sound.


‘Tuned Squared’ is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net


l’Artiste ordinaire is a collaborative partnership between Melissa Grey & David Morneau. Specializing in sound-based performances, they create expansive projects that allow them to collaborate and connect with musicians, artists, engineers, scientists, creative technologists, and designers. artisteordinaire.org/



For more information please contact:



l’Artiste ordinaire

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council


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