Sunday October 25th Sun Boxes, CUBEMUSIC and Ladybug Cathedral will be on the green of the Momentary as part of their Sunday Reset series. There will also be two of my Yoga friends teaching classes. 7:30am-7:00pm.
Suzie Atkin and Catalina Carvajal will be on the green teaching yoga. It’s all free and you can sign up here
Sun Boxes is comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. There is a different loop set to play a guitar note in each box continuously. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the lops are different in length, once the piece begins they continuously overlap and it slowly evolves over time. The sounds of Sun Boxes has been described as both soothing and energizing.
CUBEMUISC 6 Aluminum Cubes that emit sound and light. The piece transforms the space into a web of sound, light and shadows. If Sun Boxes were considered the daytime piece, CUBEMUSIC is definitely the nighttime piece. This is the second timne CUBEMUSIC has been outside.
Ladybug Cathedral was originally composed for the Delaware Art Museum as a 5 hour piece for bowed guitar. The piece has evolved since and for The Momentary there will be 3 one hour sections played on the green.
Honored to be part of this book with an essay on Sun Boxes.
Edited by Frederick Bianchi and V. J. Manzo and to be published by Oxford University Press on August 25 (July 12 on Amazon), Environmental Sound Artists is a new book exploring traditional and novel issues around the art of environmental sound:
‘Environmental Sound Artists: In Their Own Words’ is an incisive and imaginative look at the international environmental sound art movement, which emerged in the late 1960s. The term environmental sound art is generally applied to the work of sound artists who incorporate processes in which the artist actively engages with the environment. While the field of environmental sound art is diverse and includes a variety of approaches, the art form diverges from traditional contemporary music by the conscious and strategic integration of environmental impulses and natural processes.
This book presents a current perspective on the environmental sound art movement through a collection of personal writings by important environmental sound artists. Dismayed by the limitations and gradual breakdown of contemporary compositional strategies, environmental sound artists have sought alternate venues, genres, technologies, and delivery methods for their creative expression.
Environmental sound art is especially relevant because it addresses political, social, economic, scientific, and aesthetic issues. As a result, it has attracted the participation of artists internationally. Awareness and concern for the environment has connected and unified artists across the globe and has achieved a solidarity and clarity of purpose that is singularly unique and optimistic. The environmental sound art movement is borderless and thriving.
Sound + Light ran for 5 days in Charleston, SC. All 4 pieces and the film INSTALL all in an 80,000 square foot warehouse. We met tons of cool people ate some great food and even did yoga with 149 other people in the dark with CUBEMUSIC. Here are some photos. Sound + Light was Brought to you by Enough Pie and Boomtown.