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Critic's Pick: Celebrating the summer solstice with new music
Critic's Pick: Celebrating the summer solstice with new music

It began 30 years ago when Charlie Murrow -- a musical environmentalist, sound artist, chanter and tooter, inventor of the heart-beat machine instrument and event organizer extraordinaire -- gathered like-minded Manhattan chanters and tooters to celebrate the summer solstice in Central Park. That concept then spread to places like Chicago’s Navy Pier, Minneapolis and Copenhagen. In 1989, Murrow shepherded Sun Ra and his Arkestra to Battery Park for a “Harbor” Symphony that included boat horns blasting away on barges. These days many are getting into the solstice act, and on Friday there will be new music extravaganzas around the country. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring...

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