A String Quartet – for 2300 Potted Plants

String Quartet

Barcelona’s Liceu Grand Theatre held an unconventional concert Monday for the first day of its reopening as musicians from the UceLi Quartet played ‘Crisantemi’ (or The Chrysanthemums) by Puccini for an audience, not of people, but 2,292 plants. The hall, which has been closed since March, was filled with palms, ficus trees, and Swiss cheese […]

A Concert – In Bubbles

Space Bubble Concert

Bubbled-up audiences are the spacey hack for live performances in the time of COVID-19. Innovative indie act the Flaming Lips performed two shows in Oklahoma this month, protecting their fans and themselves from one another by placing everyone inside their own inflatable bubble so as to make the concert ‚Äúsafer than going to the grocery […]

DRIVE IN – to Concerts?

Deep in the Snoqualmie Valley, roughly 130 cars drove down a winding dirt road last Saturday, past the “DANGER FARM OPERATIONS” sign and into a grassy clearing for one of Washington’s first drive-in concerts. The more industrious fans loaded up coolers and set up in truck beds or perched atop vans to get a better […]