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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center saying goodbye to 'Whiteout' with 'Trumpet Clouds'

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"Trumpet Clouds," a 60-minute mobile live-installation, composed by Craig Shepard, features a dozen trumpet players and responds to and activates Erwin Redl's installation "Whiteout." Photo provided
"Trumpet Clouds," a 60-minute mobile live-installation, composed by Craig Shepard, features a dozen trumpet players and responds to and activates Erwin Redl's installation "Whiteout." Photo provided

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is inviting art lovers to bring friends, family and furry loved ones to a free musical performance called "Trumpet Clouds" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Campbell Art Park, NW 11 and Broadway. 


As previously reported, Campbell Art Park - adjacent to Oklahoma Contemporary's new building, which is under construction - is currently hosting the illuminating installation "Whiteout," devised by internationally renowned artist Erwin Redl. "Whiteout" officially closes March 31.

"Trumpet Clouds" was first performed at "Whiteout" during its installation in Madison Square Park, New York, according to a news release. 

The 60-minute mobile live-installation, composed by Craig Shepard, features a dozen trumpet players, responds to and activates Redl's piece. Shepard, trumpeter and arranger Sandy Coffin, Oklahoma State University Associate Professor of Trumpet Ryan Gardner and trumpet players from the OSU Trumpet Studio will move throughout "Whiteout" as they play. OSU Trumpet Studio members Ben Chapman, Matt Daigle, Matt Herron, Caden Holmes, Will Landon, Noah Mennenga, Ian Mertes, Daniel Montalvo, Nick Nusser and Jacob Rylko will perform.

The performance will go on rain or shine, and attendees can bring folding chairs and blankets to get comfortable for the hour-long musical event, or follow along as the musicians move. "Trumpet Clouds" will move throughout "Whiteout" and interact with the sights and sounds of Broadway Avenue, including visitors, as the sun goes down.

Attendees are encouraged to stay after the performance to meet artist Phillip Danner, creator of "Curiosities Light," and learn more about his installation at the Showroom. For more information, go to oklahomacontemporary.org.

-BAM


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"Trumpet Clouds," a 60-minute mobile live-installation, composed by Craig Shepard, features a dozen trumpet players and responds to and activates Erwin Redl's installation "Whiteout." Photo provided

"Trumpet Clouds," a 60-minute mobile live-installation, composed by Craig Shepard, features a dozen trumpet players and responds to and activates Erwin Redl's installation "Whiteout." Photo provided

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Brandy McDonnell

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