American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter
and Philadelphia Mural Arts Program present
If You Could Hear These Walls
If You Could Hear These Walls is about experiencing Philadelphia murals in unexpected ways through music - transforming the perception of murals from mere public art into active community gathering places that can continue to inspire. It's about connecting composers with people that live near the murals and helping communities further explore their identity.
A collaboration between the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, If You Could Hear These Walls took place between June and October of 2014 and featured 14 composers who wrote new compositions in various genres inspired by three iconic murals. These composers also turned their talents towards the residents of the diverse communities surrounding the murals, as they offered workshops, classes, and lessons on music performance and composition.
ACF and Mural Arts are excited to share this project with a much larger audience through a documentary video that offers a behind the scenes look at how the composers created new music inspired by art and how they touched the lives of local Philadelphians. Join us for the premiere screening and reception on July 12th from 2-4pm at IHP. It will be both a celebration of the project and the beginning of an effort to bring the impact of this project to a larger audience. Project composers and community members will also reunite for this event. Come discover what is possible when composers offer their passion and talent in order to impact the lives of community members through music!