It’s not just the visuals of ice sculptures that transfix pedestrians at Barney’s windows. It’s the music, too. The music provides “an emotional arc” intensifying the connection, drawing passersby easily distracted by much else happening on Madison Avenue at 63rd.
So explains Hannis Brown, the composer who designed the music for the windows, much of it Debussy on a piano. Hear him describe the process to The Takeaway on WNYC.
The music! Think how diminished the gorgeous light show on Saks Fifth Avenue’s facade would be without the music.