An innovative musical composition incorporating silence and ambient sound, Yves Klein’s groundbreaking Monotone-Silence Symphony unfolds as a group of musicians and singers holds a single continuous tone for a twenty-minute period, followed by twenty minutes of absolute silence. Performed only once during Klein’s brief lifetime, this transcendent and moving experience was shared for the first time in San Francisco, and only the third time in the U.S., by an audience of over 1,000 people at the landmark Grace Cathedral.
As Event Producer, I played a key role in mounting this rare production, acting as lead liaison with Grace Cathedral, defining and executing the run of show, and coordinating all onsite logistics and teams including performers, strategic partners, videographers, photographer, caterer, production assistants, and facilities.
Presented by Lévy Gorvy at Grace Cathedral in collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives.
Partners: Grace Cathedral, Artsy, Perrier-Jouët
Photo credit: Charlie Villyard
Video credit: Slow Clap