Sound Arts Richmond presents an unprecedented sonic experience: an immersive, 4-channel sound installation inside Richmond's historic Pump House!
Friday, May 31, 5-7pm
Saturday and Sunday, June 1 & 2, 12-6pm
"Breathe, River" features a musical composition based on water quality data from the James River and recorded on tenor saxophone by Jason Scott. The work is informed by conversations with aquatic ecologist Dr. Paul Bukaveckas of VCU Rice Rivers Center and reveals the drastic fluctuations of dissolved oxygen levels in the river due to algae blooms. These chronic summer-long blooms, caused by wastewater runoff upstream, threaten the health of the river, harm wildlife, and present potential hazards to human health.
Visitors will be able to tour the building to hear the work. Admission is every half-hour on the hour and is limited to 20 people at a time (hard hats will be required/provided). Entrance is free with a suggested donation of $5 to Friends of Pump House.
This project is made possible thanks to a grant from CultureWorks Richmond and the generosity of Friends of Pump House.