Solstice Music on the Vanderslice Patio at KCAI!

“Hail Solarians, cobras rise!
Come in joy, come in peace
to the place of secret sound.”

—from the Sun Temple at Thebes

Heliophonie (Sun Sound)

Friday, June 21st
Kansas City Art Institute’s
Vanderslice Reception Patio
(behind historically restored Vanderslice Hall)
4415 Warwick Blvd., KC, MO


Dwight Frizzell, KCAI Artist
[email protected]

Kathy StClair, KCAI Communications
[email protected]

Join us for a midday Solstice Concert–

Heliophonie (Sun Sound) will be performed in-sync to the sun’s harmonic tones. The solar sphere oscillates like a bell ringing every 4 minutes 48 seconds (as heard on a large gong). Overtones pulse in quadra-pole rotation (realized by the instruments & electronics). Solar storms moving vigorously through the resonating convection-zone are performed by instrumental duets.

Myth-Science Ensemble featuring Thomas Aber, Patrick Conway, Hannah Kelly, Allan Winkler, Michael Miller, Dwight Frizzell and guests will be resonating with the sun for this free and open-to-the-public event at an accessible outdoor vantage point. In case of rain, the event will be held in Vanderslice Reception Room.

This is an artist-sponsored event generously hosted by the Kansas City Art Institute, a four year undergraduate college of art and design, where Dwight is Professor in Sound and Converging Media.

Heliophonie: Cell 11