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Twilight in the Garden: Sonic Experience-Dronechoir

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Video: Dronechoir

Thursday night’s Twilight in the Garden Sonic Experience series invites visitors to explore outdoor music at Wave Hill in new and unexpected locations on the grounds. Each Thursday features an artist or group that is an adventurous pioneer in their fields and provides access to their work through education, sharing and experimentation.

Arone Dyer is director, composer, curator and performer, and aims to present beautiful musical experiences that provide deeper connections between women of different cultures within the musical community through Dronechoir. While the current sonic composition of the piece is a constant, Dronechoir continually reshapes itself through reimagined movement directions designed specifically for each space, as well as thanks to the generous participation of adventurous vocalists of diverse backgrounds whose voices vary in volume, range and timbre. Movement directions embedded within the piece physically foregrounds specific singers at different points in the piece, and the singers may move closer to members of the audience, bringing depth to the listener’s experience by challenging barriers and introducing a heightened sense of engagement with the performance.

Dronechoir combines unfamiliar collaborators with an unrehearsed performance, and everyone is singing together for the first time with people they may never have met before. Throughout the piece, the vocalists learn what their role is within the choir and composition. By committing to this unrehearsed performance the vocalists naturally demonstrate a sense of hope and support, acceptance, love and respect to the audience and each other.


Check our Visit page for shuttle service. The Café will be open till 7:30PM. The Perkins Visitor Center and Shop close at 5:30PM. Grounds open till 8PM. Rain or Shine. In case of inclement weather, concerts move indoors. Twilight in the Garden event.

Free with admission to the grounds. Special evening admission to the grounds starts at 4PM. $12 general adult admission; $8 student and seniors 65+; $6 children ages six+. 


Purchase admission online by 4PM day of event and save $2. Online registration opens May 28. (Sorry, no refunds or credits.) Free to Wave Hill Members and children under age six. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.

Unwind and experience twilight in August. Twilight in the Garden Thursdays invite you to explore the garden through a customized nature program or experience the gardens through sound. 

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