Saturday, 6 August 2011
The Sound of Art at Mercer Union
A project by Paddy Johnson
Live performance at Mercer Union
Thursday, August 11th, 9pm
Find out what art sounds like in the hands of artists Paul Slocum and Lewis Kaye. Thursday 11 August, the musicians will remix Art Fag Cityâ€™s limited edition LP, The Sound of Art, a record composed of sounds heard in New York galleries, museums and project spaces over the last five years.
Just whatâ€™s on this album? Work by artists well-known and not-so-well-known. Difficult electronics. Sounds of stampeding animals, Hebrew prayer, a transformer fire, a children's carousel. One hundred carpenters pounding 10,000 nails. Field recordings of recordings by guitar geniusÂ John Fahey, and archival sound pieces by the pioneering conceptualistÂ Lawrence Weiner. An iPod drum circle and thoughts on nostalgia. Also, yes, a toy monkey with cymbals.
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