TRAFFIC JAM is a project which creates and realizes compositions that feature an ensemble of cars, trucks, pedicabs, bicycles, and conventional instruments in live performance.
TRAFFIC JAM was most recently presented on at Blue Starlight Drive-in as part of the 2015 Fusebox Festival. Featured artists included line upon line percussion, Mark McCoin, Steve Snowden, Ethan Greene, Randy Macguire, Travis Weller of the New Music Co-op, and a fleet of local pedicab drivers.
A subset of the musical compositions featured in this concert were created in a series of community workshops, beginning in February 2015. The workshop was a partnership with Austin SoundWaves, an El Sistema-inspired program that offers free music instruction to students in east Austin. The workshops were led by local artists and explored composition, unconventional music making, and improvisation. In collaboration with these students, we created new compositions to be played by audience participants in their vehicles.