Beat Blossom

Powder-coated stainless steel, wood, drumheads, PVC pipe, rivets

Designed in collaboration with world-famous Brazilian percussionist
Cyro Baptista, BEAT BLOSSOM is an interactive sound-generating
percussion sculpture.

Cyro performed an original musical composition created especially for the work in the Artpark Percussion Garden. The opening event included a concert with Cyro Baptista, Billy Martin (of Martin, Tedeschi & Wood), Brian Marsella, Slyboots Circus, UB Percussion Collective, and other local musicians on the Emerald Grove Stage in the Lower Park. The interactive event was free and open to all.

In the Artpark Percussion Garden, visitors explore different ways to interact and produce sound while posing curious questions on the nature of a performance, music-making and relationships within the natural environment of the park.

The Artpark Percussion Garden was launched in 2016 with the support of Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation and is open to the public May-September.