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These candid photos of Airfield Broadcasts’ Crissy Broadcast performances at Crissy Field was capture by photographer Steve Pickford! 

Nov 6

San Francisco photographer James Block captured some incredible moments during the course of Crissy Broadcast on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27! Check out these photos from behind-the-scenes of Crissy Broadcast!

To view the full photo album: http://bit.ly/MakingofCrissyBroadcastPhotos

Nov 5

These amazing photographs of Crissy Broadcast were captured by photographer Asa Moore over the course of two days and three performances on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Crissy Field. 

To see the full photo album: http://bit.ly/CrissyBroadcastAsaMoorePhotos

THE KDFC BLOG: Chilly weather did not hinder successful Crissy Broadcast

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By Rik Malone

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Now that I can finally feel my fingers again (after Winter hit Crissy Field with bone-chilling force on Sunday), I can safely say that I have no idea how the Crissy Field Broadcast “went” – after all, by the end of it the musicians were scattered to all ends of the park….

Airfield Broadcasts director and composer Lisa Bielawa rehearses “Letters Q and R” portions of Crissy Broadcast score with the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts Band.

To learn more about Airfield Broadcasts’ Crissy Broadcast:bit.ly/CrissyBroadcast

The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts Band rehearses the “Letter L” portion of the Crissy Broadcast score in a workshop led by Airfield Broadcasts Director and composer Lisa Bielawa.

To learn more about Airfield Broadcasts’ Crissy Broadcast: bit.ly/CrissyBroadcast

THE KDFC BLOG: Experience "Airfield Broadcast" this weekend

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By Rik Malone

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The weather was beautiful on Saturday for our Airfield Broadcast walk-through at San Francisco’s Crissy Field. Composer Lisa Bielawa was there with maps and charts, complete with circles and arrows telling us all where to go when. Our rehearsal last week in Fort Mason’s…

Airfield Broadcasts Director and composer Lisa Bielawa and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Artistic Director Steven Schick led the Lowell High School Orchestra through their Crissy Broadcast workshop, during which they rehearsed “Letter Q” of the Crissy Broadcast score.

To see more photos from the workshop:bit.ly/LowellHighOrchestraCrissyWorkshop

To read the Airfield Broadcasts’ spotlight on Lowell High School Orchestra: bit.ly/LowellHighOrchestraSpotlight

Airfield Broadcasts Director Lisa Bielawa and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Artistic Director Steven Schick lead Lowell High School Orchestra in a rehearsal workshop for Crissy Broadcast. Fun fact: Lowell High School is Lisa’s alma mater!

THE KDFC BLOG: "Airfield Broadcast" at Crissy Field

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By Rik Malone

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On October 26 and 27 over 800 musicians will gather at San Francisco’s Crissy Field for three performances of composer Lisa Bielawa’s “Airfield Broadcast.” The piece involves numerous groups of musicians, some professional, some amateur, moving around the field, timing…

Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr, the producer and host of KDFC’s State of the Arts, has previously moderated an Airfield Broadcasts panel discussion about Crissy Broadcast back in July at the Center for New Music. On Saturday, October 26 at 2pm PDT, Jeffrey will join us again as a moderator of the roundtable discussion, The Making of Airfield Broadcasts. His fellow KDFC colleague Assistant Program Director Rik Malone will also be participating in the discussion along with performing in Crissy Broadcast! Jeffrey wrote to us on behalf of KDFC, the official radio sponsor of Crissy Broadcast, about what first interested him and KDFC in the mission of Airfield Broadcasts and what he is looking forward to at the event! 

Airfield Broadcasts: What about the mission of Crissy Broadcast interested your station in partnering with Airfield Broadcasts as official radio sponsor for the event?

Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr: I’ve been intrigued by the idea of Crissy Broadcast ever since I heard about the Tempelhof Broadcast – it’s the very new, with music hot off the presses, combined with the age-old tradition of coming together to make music with people around you. It’s the sort of project that has taken full advantage of telecommunications and technology to help set up, but in the end relies on the instruments’ own ability to blend sounds, unamplified, and turn them into music in a vast outdoor space. It turns public space into public arts space – and reminds people that concerts don’t always need to conform to the traditional images we might have of them.

AB: As KDFC is the Bay Area’s listener-supported classical radio station and Crissy Broadcast will involve many local arts organizations from throughout the Bay Area, how do you see Crissy Broadcast impacting the local arts community?

JFW: I can only imagine that the participants are feeling the excitement that goes with becoming part of a larger group – but they’re also (I think) forming some valuable connections with other performers, whose paths they might not have otherwise crossed. It’s a reminder to me of just how many ensembles there are (and individuals, brought together through the Symphony’s Community of Music Makers) who are making music of all kinds in the Bay Area. In this project, Lisa Bielawa is tapping into that, and starting an intriguing conversation.

AB: Should KDFC listeners look out for any special coverage of Crissy Broadcast on the air or online?

JFW: I’ll be having another State of the Arts feature on KDFC and KDFC.com with some more details as we approach the performances (and moderating a panel between the performances) and Rik [Malone] might be bringing his viola to take part in them – fortunately, there’s a wealth of information on the project’s website, which we’ll link to – so KDFC listeners who want to be able to wander in and around the performance will know how they can be part of the audience, and a little bit of what to expect.

AB: What are you personally looking forward to about Crissy Broadcast

JFW: I want to hear how it actually sounds – to have that many performers, with that distance separating them, combined with the natural sounds of Crissy Field – foghorns included. I heard a wonderful performance of John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit at the Ojai North! festival in Berkeley a year ago, which had dozens and dozens of percussionists spread out over a field, and the interaction with the air was really magical. There’s also the knowledge that it’s impossible to experience the piece as a whole – that where you are, and where you choose to move to determines the musical material and balance that you hear. I can’t wait.

Crissy Broadcast was featured in Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle! Join us at Crissy Broadcast this week on October 26 and 27 at Crissy Field! You can also join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr by using hashtag #CrissyBroadcast! Tune into Airfield Broadcasts tumblr throughout October 26 and 27 for the latest updates from the performances and the roundtable discussions! To read the SF Chronicle’s interview with Airfield Broadcasts director and composer Lisa Bielawa about Crissy Broadcast: http://bit.ly/SFChronicleCrissyBroadcast

Crissy Broadcast was featured in Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle! 

Join us at Crissy Broadcast this week on October 26 and 27 at Crissy Field! You can also join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr by using hashtag #CrissyBroadcast! Tune into Airfield Broadcasts tumblr throughout October 26 and 27 for the latest updates from the performances and the roundtable discussions! 

To read the SF Chronicle’s interview with Airfield Broadcasts director and composer Lisa Bielawa about Crissy Broadcast: http://bit.ly/SFChronicleCrissyBroadcast

Thank you to our media sponsor San Francisco Classical Voice for their continual support of Crissy Broadcast!

Thank you to our media sponsor San Francisco Classical Voice for their continual support of Crissy Broadcast!

Airfield Broadcasts would like to thank our official radio sponsor of Crissy Broadcast KDFC, the Bay Area’s listener-supported classical radio station, for their ongoing support!
KDFC’s Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr will be moderating the Crissy Broadcast roundtable, The Making of Airfield Broadcasts, which will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2pm PDT at the Fort Mason Center Chapel. KDFC’s Assistant Program Director Rik Malone will also be participating in the roundtable.
For more details about The Making of Airfield Broadcasts roundtable: http://bit.ly/MakingOfAirfieldBroadcastsRoundtable

Airfield Broadcasts would like to thank our official radio sponsor of Crissy Broadcast KDFC, the Bay Area’s listener-supported classical radio station, for their ongoing support!

KDFC’s Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr will be moderating the Crissy Broadcast roundtable, The Making of Airfield Broadcasts, which will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2pm PDT at the Fort Mason Center Chapel. KDFC’s Assistant Program Director Rik Malone will also be participating in the roundtable.

For more details about The Making of Airfield Broadcasts roundtable: http://bit.ly/MakingOfAirfieldBroadcastsRoundtable

Lowell High School Orchestra was up for the challenge that Airfield Broadcasts director and composer Lisa Bielawa laid down for them in this Crissy Broadcast workshop! The orchestra was led by their director Michele Winter, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Artistic Director Steven Schick, and SFCMP violinist Roy Malan were there to guide the orchestra through the score.

Airfield Broadcasts’ videographer Jeff Capps captured the moment and we’re looking forward to bringing you a video from this rehearsal. Stay tuned!

To read the Airfield Broadcasts’ spotlight on Lowell High School Orchestra: http://bit.ly/LowellHighOrchestraSpotlight