Sound + Light at The Momentary

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.

PHOTO: Katie Robertson

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.

Suzie Atkin

Catalina Carvajal

Songs Like Paper

A 42 minute piece of bowed guitar by Craig Colorusso is now streaming on your favorite platform: HERE.

Below is a taste…

Photo by Mark Savoia

Sun Boxes in Boynton Beach Florida

Sun Boxes participated in the 4th Biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit.

February 3 and 4th I was in Boynton Beach talking to lots of great people. There were great artists only a few feet away.

Like my buddy Anthony Castronovo, who collaborated with the delightful Eleonora Nicoletti for Solar Shimmer.





Anthony and I even had some time to play a little pinball.

Sound + Light in Quincy, IL

September 28, 2018 to November 2, 2018 CUBEMUSIC and INSTALL were presented at Quincy Art Center while Sun Boxes toured the city.

I met a ton of very cool people.

They even fed me great Italian Food.

There were Cameras

https://khqa.com/news/local/musical-solar-powered-sun-boxes-on-exhibit-in-quincy?fbclid=IwAR3w71AlqBXgDhI4K4KNgbA9i6VVeg1YdHC3-kEEr0tUNIZXWBsN7nxPrf4https://khqa.com/news/local/musical-solar-\

Looking forward to my return to Quincy.

Environmental Sound Artists

BOOK cover

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.

OUP

Here are some links of the authors:

Andrea Polli

https://youtu.be/-vgBAV2iLXY

Philip Blackburn

Bernie Krause

David Dunn

John Bullitt

John Luther Adams

Cheryl E. Leonard

Jeff Talman

Leah Barclay

Craig Colorusso

Joseph Bertolozzi

Marty Quinn

Bruce Odland

Zimoun

China Blue

David Rothenberg

Gordon Hempton

Dawn Scarfe

 

David Monacchi

Christopher DeLaurenti

Aki Passionals

https://soundcloud.com/aki_p/seawater

Matthew Burtner

Sound + Light Wrap Up

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.

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Sun Boxes catching the last of the sun.

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The glow of CUBEMUSIC.

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CUBE one.

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Top.

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Kids at MB 89.

The Drone of MB 89

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INSTALL

Coloring book

Enough Pie made a coloring Book.

Sun Boxes head back to The Commonwealth

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In Boston

Thursday September 18 Copley Square Park

Friday September 19 Dewey Square

Saturday September 20 Boston Common

Sunday September 21 Children’s Museum

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In Northampton

Monday September 22  UMASS

Tuesday September 23 Mount Holyoke College

Wednesday September 24 UMASS

Thursday September 25 UMASS

Short video by Boston Filmmaker Kevin Belli