Two Rivers Arts Council to purchase Freenotes instruments with grant

The Two Rivers Arts Council received a $3,000 grant from the RC&D Council in Thomasville to purchase Free Notes Harmony Park Outdoor Music Instruments.

Designed with acoustic precision and perfect tone by a Grammy Award winning musician, Freenotes are built to maintain pure and soothing tones through years of rigorous play and exposure to the elements of nature. Freenotes are perfect for musical beginners and experts alike.

A Freenotes collection delivers engaging interactive art to complement a wide variety of outdoor settings. They are working sculptures and true percussion instruments. Freenotes allure draws in children and adults alike, to play and to enjoy, creating a full sensory experience. TRAC will work with City Horticulturist Barbara Blevins to install the Freenotes in Riverside Park.

Freenotes has a wide variety of instruments that range in price from $2,700-$6,000 each. TRAC is partnering with the Friends of the Demopolis Public Library on low country boil fundraiser that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the First United Methodist Church from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Plates of Greene County farm raised shrimp, potatoes, sausage and corn on the cob are $10 each can be purchased from any TRAC board members or from Kelley Tarpley at the Demopolis Public Library.

“Children’s Librarian Kelley Tarpley experienced Freenotes instruments on a trip to Baltimore last year,” says TRAC President Morgan Allen. “She thought TRAC and the Friends of the Library would be the perfect organizations to bring these instruments to Demopolis.  She has helped with low country boil fundraisers in the past and is using her expertise to help us.”

Scaled down versions of the instruments will be available to play at the low country boil fundraiser and on Thursday, November 6 when TRAC presents the Alabama School of Fine Arts concert at the Demopolis High School Auditorium at 6:30.