Prairie Logic Concert Series Kicks Off with Paul Rudy on Wed., 6/18

This summer and fall, three performances will take place at Prairie Logic, the public art installation on the sixth floor parking garage roof just north of Cosentino’s Downtown Market (south of 12th Street, between Main and Walnut) The award winning artwork by Janet Zweig and el dorado inc is located on the green roof atop the parking garage. In addition to the artwork—a modified red box car situated amidst indigenous prairie grasses, Prairie Logic also serves as a performance stage for an intimate audience experience. This summer will see three performances by three very different local artists.
The first performance, by Paul Rudy, will be held on June 18 between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m. Rudy is an internationally recognized composer and professor of composition and coordinator of composition studies at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. He has held Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, and has won numerous prestigious awards. Rudy and guest planetary gong artist Heidi Svoboda will bring the sounds of the prairie to the center of Kansas City. Audience participants are encouraged to download sounds to mobile devices (link below), to help create a prairie soundscape during the performance, which culminates in a prairie storm
Wednesday, June 18
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
On the garage green rooftop north of Cosentino’s Downtown Market
Free and open to the public (space is limited)
Please note:
  • No audience seating is available. The audience area is an intimate open gravel plaza designed for standing. Bring your folding chair if you want to sit.
  • You can download sounds to your mobile device and participate at the performance: https://soundcloud.com/rudyp/sets/prairie-logic-sounds
  • Because this is an outdoor venue, all performances are weather permitting. When possible, performances cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled at a later date. Check the Prairie Logic Facebook page for more information, www.facebook.com/PrairieLogic.
  • Parking is available in the garage with automobile entry from either Walnut or Main Street between 12th and 13th Streets (first 30 minutes free; $1.00 per 20 minutes after, $15 max). Pedestrians will find elevator entry at 1271 Main Street.