AIRIE presents a multi-sensory experience in celebration of the Everglades National Park’s 70th anniversary
with “Still”, a 60 minute solo for piano played by Ashlee Mack and composed by James Romig, and live, site-specific painting by Harumi Abe.
The program begins at 2pm on Sunday, December 17th and will be held on the Great Lawn at the Royal Palm Visitor’s Center within the Everglades National Park (40001 State Highway 9336, Homestead, FL 33030)
Mack and Romig intend to create a “museum of sound” for the audience. Composer Romig endeavors “to create music that reflects the intricate complexity of the natural world, where fundamental structures exert influence on both small-scale iteration and large-scale design, obscuring boundaries between form and content.” Mack, who collaborated with Romig on this 60-minute piano solo, performed the world premiere of Still, at the Clyfford Still Art Museum in Denver earlier this year, and will present a new work for piano and orchestra commissioned by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in 2018.
Japanese American painter Harumi Abe will paint while the music plays on the Great Lawn at the base of the Gumbo Limbo Trail, where flora and fauna beg for interpretation. Broward-based Abe is known for her contemporary twist on traditional landscape painting, incorporating rich tones into complex themes and space.
Supported in part by a Miami-Dade Tourism Development Council grant.