“What Can You Do with a 150 Wind Chimes?” Skip La Plante

David Johnston

2015-16 EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence Skip La Plante has some exciting plans for this residency at Flushing Town Hall. Skip will be working on an installation of 150 wind chimes made out of various found objects such as keys and smashed up lobster pots to write a large scale work using the built chimes.

Skip originally had the idea to write a piece for the chimes about 30 years ago when he live in a loft on the Bowery. At the time he wrote a few smaller works using the chimes but always wanted to do a larger scale work. Skip currently lives in Ridgewood, Queens and doesn’t have the space he once had in his Manhattan loft. With the space at Flushing Town Hall, he now has the space to make this project and composition come to life.

EtM’s Katie Cox talked with Skip about building instruments and his residency time at Flushing Town Hall in the Composer Spotlight interview.


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