The Show on KJZZ

Listen live weekdays at 9 a.m.

Artist Pushes Musical Boundaries By Playing Iconic Phoenix Landmark

By Sarah Ventre
Published: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 4:23pm
Audio icon Download mp3 (5.1 MB)
(Photo courtesy of Lamp Left Media)
(Photo courtesy of Tania Candiani)
Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez/KJZZ
A view from the Hole in the Rock at Papago Park in Phoenix.

Artists are constantly challenging the boundaries of what is possible. One well-known Mexican artist, Tania Candiani, looked at an iconic piece of the Phoenix desert and saw a giant amplifier.

KJZZ’s Sarah Ventre spoke with Candiani about a project she’s working on called Boomrock. In involves growing crystals, putting them in the Hole in the Rock at Papago Park and allowing artists and musicians to actually play the mountain.

Candiani will start growing the crystals in August, and Boomrock is set to be completed in 2018.

The Show