I just found out about this event, apparently sponsored by the good folks over at The Lighthouse. John Stanton (Kuschty Rye-Ergot, Kohoutek) writes:
This Sunday (4/5) in Rock Creek Park, D.C., there is a very interesting event going on.
Organized by D.C. musician Layne Garrett (who will also be appearing at the Avant Fairfax Festival, 4/25), there will be a gathering of (hopefully) 100 people with boomboxes set up in various locations in/at a particular section of Rock Creek Park.
Each person will have a 30 sec tape loop playing something that they recorded. At 4 PM, all the tape players will be activated and will hopefully result in an interesting sound collage.
In some ways, this in similar in spirit to certain aspects of Karheinz Srockhausen’s work.
You can find out more information about the purpose and intent of this event, here: http://questionthetruth.com/noise/tapeloops/index.html