Leon County boasts a rich musical history. From decades-old jazz and blues institutions to university music programs to cutting-edge venues hosting some of today’s best talents, 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:
- 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
- A public sculpture that doubles as an interactive musical instrument
- 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 and acceptable
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.
If you want to contribute to this placemaking initiative by becoming a member of KCCI’s 2019 Catalyst Team, please complete an application here: kccitallahassee.com/get-involved/