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What is a Community Catalyst? KCCI Community Catalysts are change agents. They make a volunteer commitment to educate, engage and enable fellow citizens to build a more authentic, sustainable and prosperous community.
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2019 Project: Red Hills Rhythm
Leon County boasts a rich musical history. From jazz musicians and the Florida Blues Trail to University musical programs and cutting edge pop, rock and rap stars that began in Tallahassee, the Red Hills are alive with the sound of music.
The 2019 Red Hills Rhythm project will highlight this deep-seated connection and bring our community together through the creation of innovative musical element(s) in a public space. The Catalyst Team will collaborate to cast a vision for an interactive outdoor musical experience and then work to make it a permanent fixture within the Tallahassee landscape.
Ideas the Catalyst Team might pursue include:
- A public sculpture that doubles as an interactive musical instrument
- An interactive music history exhibit around a local pond
- A musical play space within a local park where children can engage with large, weatherproof instruments
- The incorporation of musical elements or symbolism in benches, sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stops and/or other public amenities like this musical flight of stairs that encourages commuters to be more active
- Public swings that play musical notes like this installation which travelled the country as a part of a music festival
- Any other idea the Catalyst Team deems appropriate
Catalysts might also choose to incorporate other defining characteristics of Tallahassee into the musical experience. For example, the team could integrate the sounds of a fountain or small waterfall to celebrate the city’s reputation for excellent water quality and taste.
It is always exciting to see what a diverse group of Community Catalysts will develop.