7th Annual Musical Saw Festival

This should be a pretty unique experience – the 7th annual Musical Saw Festival in NYC which will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record of the ‘Largest Musical Saw Ensemble’. The current record, set in Poland last year, is 27 musical saw players. Will they set a new record in NYC on July 18th?

The art form of making music with a carpenter’s handsaw has been around for 300 years, but has become almost forgotten since the 1930’s. The festival set up to make sure this unique art form does not disappear. Check out video from last year’s festival:

When: Saturday, July 18th, 2pm
Where: Trinity Church, 31-18 37th Street (37th street at 31st Ave), Astoria (Queens), NYC
Admission: $10
More info: www.MusicalSawFestival.org
What: Four world premieres of music written especially for the musical saw will be featured, with participation of a string quartet, handbell group and soprano singer; a Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘Largest Musical Saw Ensemble’; Solos by many musical saw players from around the world and an art exhibit round up the festival.

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One Response to “7th Annual Musical Saw Festival”
  1. Michelle says:

    They talked about it on WQXR Radio this morning! 56 musical saw players are supposed to play.

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