PRESS PHOTOS FOR PAUL WINTER'S WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATIONS
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Winter Solstice at New York's Cathedral of St. John the DivinePAUL WINTER'S WORLD OF LIVING MUSIC: MUSIC OF THE EARTH

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WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION  |  DESCRIPTION  |   DIRECTIONS


winter solstice EXPLORE PAUL WINTER'S
WORLD OF LIVING MUSIC:





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    1. Paul Winter with the "sun-gong" - at seven feet in diameter, the world's largest tam-tam gong. The Cathedral's Rose Window is in the background.
    Credit: © 1998 Jeff Day
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    2. Paul Winter and his soprano saxophone, with the Cathedral's Rose Window.
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    3. Paul Winter and his soprano saxophone, with the Cathedral's Rose Window.
    Credit: © 1996 Jeff Day
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    4. Paul Winter gazes toward the light, with the Cathedral's Rose Window in the background.
    Credit: ©1998 Jeff Day
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    5. Paul Winter with the "sun-gong."
    Credit: © 1993 Jeff Day.
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    6. The return of the sun is represented by the world's largest tam-tam gong, seven feet in diameter, which ascends, played by a musician (visible at left) in a bosun's chair, up toward the Cathedral's 100-foot-high ceiling.
    Credit: © 2002 Jeff Day.
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    7. Another view of the "sun-gong" and its player. The pictured audience members are looking in various directions, as theatrical effects take place "in the round" - that is in front of, behind and along side the audience.
    Credit:© 2002 Jeff Day.
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    8. Seen from the near the rear of the 600-foot-long building, the seven-foot-diameter "sun-gong." gives some sense of the Cathedral's immensity.
    Credit: © 1999 Jeff Day.
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    winter solstice 9. Close-up of the "Earth Ball," one of the special effects, moving along the length of the Cathedral as if through space. Here the stage technician who doubles as the "sun-gong" player, Scott Sloan, readies the "Earth" for its spinning ascent into the Cathedral's vault.
    Credit: © 2000 Jeff Day
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    10. Some of the members of the Forces of Nature Dance Theater Ensemble, framing the Cathedral's Rose Window.
    Credit: © 2002 Jeff Day
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    11. The stage's centerpiece is a giant, rotating "Tree of Sounds," a 28-foot-tall spiral sculpture laden with bells, gongs and chimes.
    Credit: © 2002 Jeff Day
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    winter solstice 12. The Forces of Nature Dance Theater Ensemble.
    Credit: © 2002 Jeff Day.
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    All images by Jeff Day.


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