SHOW / PERFORMANCE
Sonic Butterfly is a two-octave, acoustic, chromatic, long-string harp designed and performed by acclaimed musician and installation artist, Andrea Brook, in 2013. The strings are at minimum 60 feet long and span out over the audience, transforming indoor and outdoor theaters, buildings, and gardens into a stunning immersive musical instrument. Sonic Butterfly creates rich longitudinal vibrations with ascending overtones, "it's like being inside YoYo Ma's cello."
Andrea Brook has presented performances at performing arts centers, festivals, museums and corporate events since 2001. She has worked with Cirque du Soleil, symphony orchestras, opera rock, classical, world and new age musicians throughout the globe and has directed and performed in thrilling shows from the Grand Theater in Shanghai to a 9th Century Medieval Castle in Italy, a cathedral in San Miguel de Allende Mexico to the center of downtown Sao Paulo Brazil.
"Andrea is an incredible artist, musician, and dancer. We drove 3 hours for her performance, and it was SO worth it. It was unlike anything I've ever seen or heard. I've waited a year to listen to live music (due to the pandemic), and this was just such a beautiful way of celebrating after we got vaccinated. HIGHLY recommend. An unforgettable experience." - Renata Martin, patron.
On Saturday, July 17, 2021 prior to showtime, Andrea Brook creator of SONIC BUTTERFLY will present a (limited) Masterclass for students interested in string and music technology. Register on website at www.valleyartandentertainment.org. Students will learn how musical instruments work, resonating chambers, tuning, horizontal and longitudinal vibration, sound healing, composition, improvisation, creative dialogue, installation art, transformation and recognizing one's own purpose. Students from 9 to 17 years of age will get to learn about music, installation art, the science of sound, the creative process, purpose and more.
- July 17, 2021
- Phone: (256) 262-7911
- Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Price: Admission charged