Traffic Jam by Steve Parker at Art Basel Miami Beach 2016
Art Basel, the world's premier modern and contemporary art fairs, is returning to Miami Beach to showcase the latest and wildest in arts and performances of all kinds.
Very popular with art lovers, collectors and resellers, Art Basel Miami Beach has confirmed year after year its status of not-to-miss art event in the Magic City.
This Saturday Steve Parker, trombonist, composer, and community arts organizer based in Austin, is putting together Traffic Jam, a 2-hour "transit-considering, community-engaging, audience-participating musical performance piece".
In plain words, the self-described renegade musician is inviting each and everyone to come together at the MDC Wolfson Campus, to create Miami’s first ever car orchestra! Honking, windshield wiping, headlight strobing, and bumper banging won't just allowed, but will be strongly encouraged.
Dance performances under Karen Peterson's direction, choreographed musical bicycles by Kunstwaffen 1916, skateboarding ukulele players from Inlets Ensemble, and a large scale, interactive xylophone made from automobile parts by Manita Brug and Randy Burman, are just some of the crazy happenings that will set the tune for this one-of-a-kind automotive flash mob.
Other activities include a LabChat with Steve Parker “Making Music from Anything” (Thurs, Dec 1, 6:30 pm) and impromptu pop-ups and musical interventions throughout Art Basel so keep your eyes out for crazy brass instruments on wheels around Miami Beach.
Traffic Jam will make some noise at MDC Wolfson Campus Parking Lot 1 (Biscayne Blvd btw NE 5th &NE 6th St) in Downtown Miami, this Saturday, December 3 (3 pm - 5 pm). For more info, go to http://mdclivearts.org/shows/steve-parker.