This is the first in a series of Debussy’s Syrinx I am playing at the Anne D’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Devoted to modern sculpture, the site includes works by Sol LeWitt, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, and others. In this performance I am in front of Gordon Gund’s Flukes (2004). It sparks my imagination to be among the sculptures when I play, though I had to contend with a strong wind.
It was a pleasure talking with James, who was on security duty at the garden.