DOORS WILL OPEN AT 7PM. Performances will begin at 7:30pm and end approx. 9pm. First come, first serve. Standing only, no seating.
For its 2015–16 season, The Drawing Center has developed two multi-evening events for its newly renovated galleries that demonstrate the institution’s increased focus on the intersections between drawing, sound, and performance-based art. Interspersed between major exhibitions, Drawing Sound will bring commissions of new work to The Drawing Center’s space and will build upon the institution’s recent explorations of drawing and music in the work of Iannis Xenakis and William Engelen. Billy Martin and String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris) will curate the two Drawing Sound performances in July and September of 2015, respectively.
Produced by Brett Littman, Executive Director.
Part II: String Noise
For the second part of Drawing Sound this fall, String Noise are curating a three-night event, featuring different performers each night.
Night 1 - September 11, 7:30pm | Online tickets are SOLD OUT. Limited number available at the door on the performance night.
Alvin Lucier (composer)
Ben Manley (sound engineer)
Performing BIRD AND PERSON DYNING (1975) and Music for Snar Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator and One or More Reflective Surfaces (1990)
Conrad Harris (violin, from String Noise)
Performing TAPPER (2004)
NO IDEAS BUT IN THINGS, a documentary by Viola Rusche & Hauke Harder on
Lucier, will be playing in The Lab gallery.
Night 2 - September 12, 7:30pm | Go here to buy tickets.
Greg Saunier (composer)
Curt Sydnor (pianist)
Performing the US premiere of Opera, Quasi Fortississimo, and a new hour-long work for piano, composed by Greg Saunier, performed by Curt Sydnor.
Followed by Les Bon Hommes: William Kuehn of Rainer Maria (drums), Deron Pulley (bass), and Greg Saunier (guitar & vocals)
Night 3 - September 13, 7:30pm | Go here to buy tickets.
Jad Fair (guitar)
Lumberob (aka Rob Erickson)
Performing a series of songs and vocal electronics, alongside projections of Fair’s paper cuttings
Throughout the three-day event, Echoic Memory, a site-specific sound piece by artist and composer Spencer Topel, will be installed in the Drawing Room.
An episode on Jad Fair, by Hardly Sound, a documentary TV series focusing on Texas
underground music and artists, will be playing in The Lab gallery.
Image: Jad Fair. Photo by Jutta Brandt.
Drawing Sound is made possible by the support of an anonymous donor, Charles Price, Galia Meiri-Stawski and Axel Stawski, and Isabel Stainow Wilcox.