April 22 Artist-in-Residence to Offer Free Performance at Joshua Tree National Park

posted Apr 18, 2012, 10:26 AM by JTCA Contact

Visiting Artist-in-Residence Adam Tinkle will conduct a free musical performance on Sunday, April 22 at the Indian Cove Amphitheater within Joshua Tree National Park. Tinkle, a musician and composer working on his PhD at the University of California, San Diego, will lead an ensemble of almost twenty musicians hailing from around the state and as far away as New York and Denmark, in a concert of original musical compositions created during his current residency.

The acoustic group, featuring brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion and voices, will fill the dramatic natural amphitheater at Indian Cove with explorations of the site's acoustic phenomena, and meditations on its vast spaces and its engulfing silences. The performance, which is free to the public, will start at 4:00 p.m. Audiences are free to come and go throughout this long-form performance as they wish. Last year Tinkle composed and arranged music for a live performance by dancer and choreographer Shayna Keller of Los Angeles. Ms. Keller, a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at Joshua Tree National Park, conducted original dance performances on March 19 & 20, 2011 at Indian Cove to an audience of approximately 100 people.

Due to limited public parking at the Indian Cove Campground, free public transportation to this year’s music performance will be provided. Members of the public wishing to attend the performance should arrive at the Indian Cove Market at 3:30 p.m. to receive a ride to the Indian Cove Amphitheater, three miles away. Return transportation back to Indian Cove Market will be available following the performance between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers will be on hand at the Indian Cove Market to assist event attendees with the free shuttle service.

For further information about the Adam Tinkle music performance, please contact Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence Coordinator Caryn Davidson at 760-367-3012.