A Liminal Soundbath for the Birds by Alex Somers, Julianna Barwick & Mary Lattimore

A Liminal Soundbath for the Birds by Alex Somers, Julianna Barwick & Mary Lattimore

Performances | For the Birds

Monday, June 20, 2022 (Rain date Tuesday, June 21)
7:30–10 p.m. | Ages 14 and over
Cherry Esplanade
Ticketed Event

Liminal soundbaths are a way of experiencing music in a live environment where slowing down, focusing on your senses, and being present in the moment are the aim. Bring a mat or towel, find a spot on the grass of Cherry Esplanade, lie back, and soak up the multisensory input.

Inspired by birdsong, the three musicians will pull apart one another’s songs, play with how they unravel, and collage them into new arrangements for this special one-off event. For the artists, soundbaths blur the line between live concert, art installation, and some kind of happening. “Music heals. Sound heals,” says Sigur Rós producer and artist Alex Somers. “Hopefully these shows can move people and they leave in an altered state.”

Ages 14 and over
Tickets: $40; $35 for Garden members
Drinks for sale until 8:15 p.m. (credit cards only) | Performance begins at 8:30 p.m.

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Information for Attendees

  • Enter at 990 Washington Avenue. Advance tickets required. This is a contemplative event for ages 14 and up.
  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly. Beverage service will conclude at 8:15  p.m. The event takes place on Cherry Esplanade and other areas of the Garden are closed. There is no reentry.
  • Please bring a yoga mat or towel of similar size. It is best to experience the soundbath lying down for the entirety of the event. There will be a small section reserved for wheelchairs and people who require a seat.
  • Please observe all Garden rules, including:
    • Do not lean on or hang objects from trees.
    • Please properly dispose of your trash and do not pour liquids or ice on the lawn.
Alex Somers.