In response to this year's Summer Salon Series theme–What does a city need?– the evening of June 9, 2011 will consider the idea of Dialogue.
The following is a detailed list of the evening's events and participants:
5:00 – 9:00 pm: David Casey: Loops and Spools Casey's sound art piece asks listeners to hear the street as a transformative and layered environment subject to constant change and re-creation. Resembling a long mass of cords and cables on the ground, Loops and Spools uses both piezo transducers and arduino microcontrollers. The Arduinos are programmed to create patterns of sonic motion in order to draw attention to the listener's perception of distance and scale while providing new ways to experience architecture.
This work will be installed in the front of the Museum.
5:00 – 9:00 pm: Tom McDermott: Listening Glass Making use of overheard conversations that the artist recorded, the Listening Glass asks participants to join the artist in eavesdropping by putting a glass up to a door installed in the galleries for one night only.
5:00 – 8:30 pm: Giuseppe No-Host Bar Giuseppe's Restaurant will offer beer, wine and snacks.
The bar is located in the Museum's lower rotunda.
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Art-Making Activity: Paint Box Experience Join Museum Educator Brian Patterson for an art making project that puts you in the middle of a drip painting. Fun and engaging for all ages and skill levels.
This project will take place in the Museum's IMAGE Gallery.
7:00 pm: Poetry Reading in 4 Languages- Jonas Yip, Wai-lim Yip, Alain Cohen, Carlos Medina
In conjunction with the exhibition Paris: Dialogues and Meditations, in which Jonas Yip's photographs are displayed next to Wai-lim Yip's poems, four presenters will read texts relating to the exhibition in English, Chinese, French and Spanish. The Museum's Asian Art Curator, Dr. Sonya Quintanilla, will introduce the program.
This presentation will take place in the Museum's Asian Court.
8:00 pm: The Bitwise Operators will perform a half hour set. Here's a description of the band in their own words: "The computer was not designed to be a musical instrument, and yet it is capable of creating a wide spectrum of musical timbres not available to acoustic instruments. The Bitwise Operators are a quintet of performers and composers who seek to investigate this newly available sonic terrain, drawing from influences as disparate as Alvin Lucier, Charles Babbage, James Tenney, and Luigi Russolo. We explore collaborative timbral morphologies by implementing experimental signal processing techniques in intuitive musical interfaces that aim to expose expressivity as simply as traditional mechanical instruments."
This concert will take place in Gallery 18.