A pandemic-friendly celebration of sound and light is set to take place at the Hatch Memorial Shell later this month.
“Hatched: Breaking through the Silence,” is the title of the public art exhibition that will kick off Jan. 22 and run through Feb. 21.
The Esplanade Association describes it as a “multi-sensory winter illumination experience” that’s both family-friendly and physically distant, and which will be available for viewing every 20 minutes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening.
Officials said the 15-minute visual and sound performance by Maria Finkelmeier of MF Dynamics was created specifically for the 80-year-old amphitheater.
“The projection-mapped visuals for Hatched will celebrate the many sounds that Hatch Memorial Shell performers have expressed over the facility’s impressive musical history,” officials said in a statement on the association’s website.
“Finkelmeier and her team will feature geometric shapes of musical instruments as kaleidoscope pieces, human hands magically tapping, scratching, and creating beats on the surface itself, and colorful animations accentuating the Shell’s Art Deco form — all set to new music composed by Finkelmeier and recorded by local musicians. Featuring a team of predominantly female-identifying artists and directors, Hatched will bring to light a balanced pedestal, an opportunity for underrepresented communities to “break through” and share their skills, vision, and voice.”
“Hatched” can be enjoyed by pedestrians on the Esplanade, and spectators are reminded to wear a mask and maintain social physical distance from others. Officials said the best way to get to “Hatched” is on foot from the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge, because there is no parking or ride-hail drop-off area at the Hatch Shell. For more information, visit www.esplanade.org/hatched.
This is big news for me & MF Dynamics - we're illuminating Boston's Hatch shell with an original projection + music piece this month to celebrate the @EsplanadeBoston 20th's anniversary! can't wait for you to see and hear it! more here: https://t.co/qvUDwTBnUl pic.twitter.com/P51vvxh4pa— Maria Finkelmeier (@mariafinkperc) January 4, 2021