Music Of The Sun (MOTS) is a solar and bicycle powered outdoor improvisational ambient music series directed toward metro area park and trail system users. Through out the warmer months, The Eclectic Ensemble loads a full-range PA system and instruments into three custom-built bicycle trailers and pedals to the metro area parks and bike trails to perform free to the public. Performances can happen at any time during daylight hours, last 45 to 90 minuets, and can occur on any day of the week. The concept behind MOTS is to be a spontaneous and free project that focuses on radiating positive energy. We aim to be a reason for people to pause from the whirlwind of daily life and enjoy the quality of life we have in the Twin Cites. Our music combines bass guitar, electric guitar, Violin, custom dulcimer, programed synth., various bells and chimes, hand drums, and field recordings (market places, parties, ocean surf, etc.) into a surreal instrumental sound scape that tantalizes the listener’s imagination.
Music Of The Sun performances are spontaneous , announced three to five days in advance. Rain postpones performances. To be informed of our performances you can become a fan of The Eclectic Ensemble on Facebook or to receive updates via email, email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest.
MOTS 2013 performance locations
-June 27th, Soo Line Community Garden
-June 30th, intersection of Kenilworth and Cedar Lake trails
-July 1st, Depot Coffee house, Hopkins
-August 7th, North side of Mississippi river flats down town St. Paul
-August 14th, Midtown Exchange and Greenway
-Sept. 12th, intersection of Kenilworth and Cedar Lake trails