The Double Decker Music series is a unique, intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. Each evening features live music performances in an urban setting paired with a guided tour of Philadelphia’s attractions.
The Double Decker Music Series is hosted by Sebastian Petsu, a Philadelphia tour guide on buses and on foot since 2005 His love of both Philadelphia’s music and history inspired him to combine the two in a unique way.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird and Sebastian Petsu are pleased to welcome Joo Won Park and Myrrias to the Double Decker Music Series. Join us on Sunday, September 20th at 8:00 p.m. (rain date, September 21st) for a unique and intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. Before, between, and after the music, tour guide Sebastian Darkly Petsu will share dry wit and history about the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Joo Won Park wants to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, consumer electronics, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds. He also makes pieces with field recordings, sine waves, and any other sources that he can record or synthesize. Joo Won draws inspirations from Florida swamps, Philadelphia skyscrapers, his two sons, and other soundscapes surrounding him. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Florida, and currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Music at the Oberlin Conservatory. Joo Wonâ€™s music and writings are available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, and PARMA Recording. http://joowonpark.net/
Myrrias patiently build layers of intertwined rhythms and melodies.The band formed when Mikele Edwards (of Arc in Round) sought like-minded musicians for a new project. Coming from sonically divergent bands, each musician nonetheless had to be a perfect fit for the whole. April Harkansan (Downtown Club) generates a wash of warm, delayed guitar over Edwards’ honeyed but never saccharine synth landscapes. Combined, the band forms a collage of synth-driven dream-pop and the somber, cinematic side of the 60s avant-garde. Usually performing as a quartet with drummer Casey Bell’s (Break It Up) and bassist Emily Robb (Lantern), this bus performance will be a special duo set.http://myrrias.bandcamp.com/
Boarding begins at 7:45pm at the northeast corner of 5th and Market Streets by the Wells Fargo building.
THE BUS LEAVES AT 8PM SHARP. It’s a mobile event, so you can’t show up late or the venue will be gone! The event finishes up back where we started at 10pm.
As an incentive to show up on time, our sponsor Little Baby’s Ice Cream, will be providing FREE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES for the first 15 guest on board. So get there early!
This event is 21+ and BYOB (but please, no glass, and remember there is no restroom on the bus).
$25 per person. Advance tickets only. There will be no walk-up sales. Only 35 seats are available and this event will sell out. (All previous Double Decker Music Series events have!) So please, don’t sleep on it.
If it looks like rain, the event will be held the following day, Monday June 1st at 8pm. A message will be sent out by 5pm on the day of the event letting ticket-holders know about the rescheduling.
- This event has passed.