At a February 24 news conference, a major transformation was announced for Nashville’s iconic Music Row sculpture, “Musica,” by the nonprofit behind the project, The Fountains of Musica Foundation, in partnership with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and Music Row representatives. A series of choreographed fountains, effectively completing the work of acclaimed artist Alan LeQuire, were revealed at the news conference. The highlights were captured by the videography team of Andrew Rozario, Steven Knapp, Knapptime Creative, Mike Stryker, Casting Life Films.
Considered to be the largest bronze figure group in the United States, plans were outlined by foundation chairman Desmond Child, Grammy-winning producer and Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee, who revealed the animated rendering. The fountains have been designed by world-renowned WET, a Southern California-based, award-winning design and engineering firm responsible for the world’s most iconic water and fire environments, including the Sochi Winter Olympic Games’ Olympic Cauldron and the fountain at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Fountains of Musica news conference pictured left to right, Eddie Robba, Mayor Megan Barry, Bill Sullivan, Desmond Child, Teresa Powell-Caldwell, Andrée LeQuire and Alan LeQuire (Photo by Danielle Shields)
“When the sculpture was unveiled in 2003, funding was not available for the fountains which are essential to the spirit of the project and for the transformation of ‘Musica’ into the landmark this city deserves,” Child said. “As with Rome’s Trevi Fountain and the fountains in Dubai, bringing water to ‘Musica’ will enhance our tourist industry status while completing an important artistic element of Nashville.”
Barry agreed stressing the landmark is a critical component of Music Row and will make it an even more popular tourist attraction.
“It is wonderful to see the artist and business communities coming together in partnership with Metro to see the original vision for ‘Musica’ come to a reality,” said Barry. “This landmark is a critical component of the Music Row neighborhood and I’m looking forward to seeing it become an even more pronounced display for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.”
The announcement of the fountains also kicks off fundraising efforts which board president, Andrée LeQuire, said will be an 18-month project. Click here for more information on supporting the project.