Steven Schick (center) surrounded by percussionists prior to the start of Inuksuit
Steven Schick begins the work by loudly exhaling through the home-made megaphones. The wind-like sound is repeated asynchronously by other performers.
The performers exhaling through megaphones disperse from the starting circle (seen on the right). Note the performer with megaphone in the back center. This gives you some idea of how the music began to spread through the park.
Corrugated plastic tubes produce a warbling pitch when spun (the green blur in the percussionist's right hand). There were at least a dozen of these, if not more, moving away from the circle to percussion stations throughout the park.
After conch shells sounded, drums began to pound and cymbals crash.
A conch player (seated behind timpani) rests while another at the furthest edge of the park sounds a long note on her conch.
Note the size of the crowd forming near the center of the park.
Steve Schick listens to his hand-cranked siren wail. There were sirens posted on the edges of the park, many of which were sounded when the conch shell players put down their conches.
Not everyone appreciated tam-tams roaring beside them.
Many folks brought chairs and listened to the entire work in the same place from start to finish
If you did not enter Libbey Park via the west entrance (shown here), you would not have found this little pocket of 8 or 9 musicians playing in that area. Those who wandered over here discovered a microcosm of the events transpiring across the entire park.
More musicians near the west entrance. The woman in the foreground underneath the tree is playing a hand-cranked siren. In the background, at the upper left, a percussionist lowers and raises a tam-tam into a tub of water, creating a rising and falling pitch
Down this dry wash near the west entrance, a bass drum and tom-toms pounded away at the periphery of the park.
Players began to move in towards the center again, playing triangles, as Steve Schick is doing here (center left). The percussionist behind him is playing glockenspiel.
One of three piccolo players stationed in trees, playing repetitive modal melodies, like bird-songs