While watching the sun sink at dusk, how many times have you imagined yourself in a movie, an operatic soundtrack swelling as the final moments of light faded? Seattle composer Nat Evans wants to help you realize that fantasy. This Sunday, he's organized an event that literally sets the sunset to music.
Alex Gerulaitis Actual sunset from Culver City Park this time last year
Here's how it works: Download "Assemblage," a mix of new and older compositions Evans arranged to compliment the sunset, from his website onto your iPod right now. By 6:20 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, go to the vantage point at the top of Culver City Park. Precisely 10 minutes before sunset (which is at 6:37 p.m.), you'll get the cue to press play.
Worried he's miscalculated the timing? Doubt it. "I've had good luck with the weather, even here in Seattle. I picked statistically the second least rainy day of the year for us, and it worked out beautifully," Evans wrote me.More »