Mnemosyne Quartet will perform this Thursday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oppenstein Park at 12th & Walnut Streets.  The performance is free and open to the public.

Mnemosyne Quartet improvises music inspired by the surrounding environments while nudging the listener towards a moment of peaceful contemplation in the middle of our hectic lives. This performance is inspired by the Celestial Flyways public art installation in Oppenstein Park and will utilize native bird songs and the idea of migration.

The performance is the first in a series of events and installations that will take place as part of the Art in the Loop Foundation’s 2014 Downtown Street Art/Creative Placemaking Pilot Project. The goal of the project is to activate Oppenstein Park and the sidewalks of Downtown Kansas City with innovative, engaging and temporary art. The pilot project includes six two-dimensional installations and six performance art pieces. Visit the project website for more information.

The Mnemosyne Quartet consists of Russell Thorpe, Michael Miller, Elizabeth (Eli) Hougland, and Ted King-Smith. Click here to learn more about the quartet and sample their music.

For more information about the performance or the project, contact Ann Holliday, program director for Art in the Loop, ann@downtownkc.org or Jessica Borusky, guest curator, jessicaborusky@gmail.com.