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Wavelets Creative & PWELC Present Prairie Woods Sound Garden
at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
Saturday, August 7th from 12-4pm
Free Event

A free, open house style event for all ages. Come experience an area of Prairie Woods in a new way. The Prairie Woods Sound Garden will feature a temporary sound installation of 50 small, battery-powered remote speakers distributed throughout the park, each playing a different part of the larger piece of music, creating a multi-layered, immersive experience. The sound installation is accompanied live by roving musicians and dancers, “The Free Range Orchestra”, which includes acclaimed music and dance artists from the Twin Cities, as well as local participants.

The event is rain or shine, unless it is extremely bad weather, in which case it will take place the next day, on Sunday, August 8 at the same time.

The long anticipated new Sound Garden event that was postponed from last summer due to Covid-19 is slated for Saturday Aug 7 at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer, MN, a 2-hour drive west of the Twin Cities in beautiful Kandiyohi County. Camping available (but not for long!) at nearby Sibley State Park, (10 min drive) for those who’d like to make a weekend of it, if you’re coming from farther away.

Prairie Woods ELC occupies over 500 acres of wild prairie, woodland, and wetlands and is a perfect site for an immersive, quiet Sound Garden experience in a natural setting. This event is Free, family friendly, and open to all. It will feature a live roving movement score performed by dancers Leslie O’Neill, Sarah Baumert, and Erika Hansen with live musical accompaniment by members of the Free Range Orchestra, plus site-specific poetry and storytelling.