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Growing Harmony

Event Time: Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:00 AM to Sunday, July 18, 2021 8:00 AM

Event Location: The Gardens on Texas A&M University

The Texas A&M Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) and The Gardens are pleased to join together to offer Growing Harmony. A unique, inspirational opportunity for our campus members and surrounding community to experience the intersection of music and nature via a free mobile app for Apple and Android devices. To participate, download Growing Harmony for iOS devices here or Android devices here. 

Growing Harmony is a three-phase, location-aware musical experience created by acclaimed multimedia artists and composers, The Holladay Brothers.

Phase 1: Growing Harmony: Pollination will be available to the public from April 1 –  May 19, 2021; in this initial phase, a new, site-specific music composition can be heard beginning at The Gardens' entrance and continuing around the Gardens' paths.

Phase 2: Growing Harmony: Taking Root, will add new work by student composers enrolled in the course "Introduction to Composition" to Growing Harmony, activating new areas of the Gardens. Phase 2 will be available from June 19 - July 18, 2021.

  • Rain Garden, Abyss Defiant, by Ryan Massengill and West Anderson
  • Earth-Kind Garden, Reverberations, by Joshua Wood, Geoffrey Lore, and Nina Sibler
  • Kitchen Garden, Kitchen Waltz, by Ritika Bhattacharjee
  • Citrus Grove, Los Cidros de Verano, by Phelan duPlessis and Samuel Tando
  • Mexican Heritage Garden, Peces por la noche, by Tony Chuo and Sam Payne
  • Grand Arbor, Garden Promenade, by Leah McBride


Phase 3: Growing Harmony: ReBloom, will reactivate each of the previous phases of Growing Harmony, and add new modes of interactivity. Phase 3 will be available from October 1 - 31, 2021.

Brothers Hays and Ryan Holladay create innovative music experiences that celebrate the act of discovery. With a shared background in composition and music production, their projects span a range of fields and disciplines and frequently invite user interaction, blurring the lines between performer and participant. From sound and video installations to mobile apps, their expansive body of work represents an intricate blend of art and technology that reimagines how we interact with and experience sound.  More information about the Holladay Brothers

Location-aware musical experience app debuts at Texas A&M