Kite Symphony is a multimedia collaboration between musician Roberto Carlos Lange, also known as Helado Negro, and visual artist Kristi Sword. The pair has been collaborating on an episodic, though non-linear, film with a live score, along with a series of sculptures that respond to the elemental landscape of Marfa’s West Texas site. With a combination of field recordings and atmospheric phenomenology, the project seeks to envision and give form to ephemeral forces.
This weekend, Lange will release four newly commissioned pieces of music as an extension of Kite Symphony, via Bandcamp, with 25% percent of proceeds to benefit Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to low-income residents. ballroommarfa.org.