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"New Horizon" Brings Hot Air Balloon, Futurism, And Rock To Williamstown

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Tonight, a massive hot air balloon comes to Williamstown, Massachusetts as part of a statewide art project.

A 100-foot-tall hot air balloon will hover over Field Farm tonight as part of a project by Doug Aitken called New Horizon. Pedro Alonzo is the guest curator for The Trustees of Reservations, the preservation nonprofit behind the series.

“New Horizon is basically a beacon in the form of a hot air balloon that brings people together to experience music, conversation, contemporary art – it’s really a discussion about the future.”

Beneath the balloon, Alonzo and Aitken will talk about the future of culture. Indie rock bands Destroyer and No Age will perform. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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