This project makes my heart sing. The Philadelphia School District owns more than 1000 broken musical instruments, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, in collaboration with Temple Contemporary (whose mission is “to re-imagine the social function of art”), is creating a “symphony” for these broken instruments.
Author: Tim Munro
Tim Munro is a Brisbane-born, Chicago-based, triple-Grammy-winning musician. His diverse work as a flutist, speaker, writer and teacher is united by a single goal: to draw audiences into an engrossing and whimsical musical world. Tim was the flutist and co-artistic director of the chamber ensemble eighth blackbird from 2006 till 2015. Tim’s solo performances are “captivating,” “bravura,” “charismatic,” “brilliant” (The New York Times), “engrossing” (Chicago Tribune) and “brilliantly clear and beautifully balanced” (Sydney Morning Herald). You can watch Tim in this recent performance of Christopher Cerrone's radiantly beautiful work, Liminal Highway.
Nathalie is the flutist of eighth blackbird (and therefore, I suppose, my “successor!”), but she is much, much more: not just a skilled instrumentalist, but also a composer, singer and producer, whose hip hop-influenced flute duo, Flutronix, has taken the normally stuffy flute world by storm – a true 21st century musician.