From October 26-27, 2013, San Francisco's Crissy Field was turned into a vast musical canvas as part of composer Lisa Bielawa’s expansive project, Airfield Broadcasts. Crissy Broadcast was organized in parallel with Tempelhof Broadcast, which took place in May 2013 in Berlin’s Tempelhof Air Field.

Crissy Broadcast is a massive, spatialized symphony involving more than 800 professional, student and amateur musicians, including orchestras, bands, and experimental new music groups. These musicians performed on the grounds of Crissy Field for thousands of music lovers and unwitting park goers.

The piece interprets and celebrates the site, allowing listeners to draw their own meaning and experience. Bielawa hopes that the project will have a palpable and sustainable impact on the city, saying “I would like to see this project bring about new partnerships, new vitality and new relationships between arts and civic institutions, between different generations and economic strata, between arts or music lovers and totally non-arts-identified park-goers enjoying surprise encounter with music as a 'happening' in the middle of their familiar and beloved city.”