© 2024 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Terpsichore for Kansas City: Sound and Light Installation in a Garage

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts parking garage on 17th Street.
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts parking garage on 17th Street.

Parking garages in Kansas City are infused with art - from the light and sound work called Pulse, next to City Hall; to the dancing lights in the underground garage at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from a reflecting pool overhead. In the new parking garage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, there's a public art installation activated by movement.

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, Mo – Original music pipes out of more than a hundred speakers, and four stories of lights radiate patterns of blue and white. For a series called "Artists in their Own Words," KCUR's Laura Spencer met up with composer David Moulton and artist Lajos Hoder during the installation.

Terpsichore for Kansas City
created by the artist team of
Mags Harries and Lajos Hoder
with the music of composers David Moulton, Roberta Vacca, and Bobby Watson
officially opens
Friday, December 2, 2011
5 - 8 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Download recent arts stories or subscribe to the KCUR Arts Podcast

Funding for arts coverage on KCUR has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and award-winning podcasts.
Your donation helps keep nonprofit journalism free and available for everyone.