The Overlook at Dixon Ranches Mimms Unit will be the site of Ballroom Marfa’s second performance by Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds on Saturday, October 4. More information on this event is on Ballroom Marfa’s website.
“The Desert is a solo performance for layered piano, a production that uses means both digital and site-specific to process the acoustic instrument’s sounds. With The Marfa Triptych, Reynolds is composing three musical portraits of West Texas. While the first and last parts examine people and their place in this part of the world, The Desert focuses on the natural world itself. In researching the piece, Reynolds has been exploring the landscape and the natural history of the area. When he performs the concert, the hope is for the audience to focus a bit less on the performer and more on being part of nature.” — Ballroom Marfa