When

Saturday, October 5, 2013 to Sunday, February 2, 2014

Opening Reception

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

Support

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Dathel & Tommy Coleman; Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation; Independent Curators International; Sydney & Walda Besthoff Foundation

The Contemporary Arts Center presents Walking, Sometimes Standing Still, an exhibtion of five-channel field recording compositions by Brendan Connelly.

Artist Statement

“I wander a lot, in my own cities of New York and New Orleans, and when I visit new places – recently, northern Scotland, London, Paris and the south of France, I tote around a handheld digital recorder so when I stumble upon a sonic event that intrigues me, I quickly press record. Later, removed from the original time and place of the recording – back in my studio - the musical qualities of these recordings (pitch, timbre, rhythm, tempo) float to the surface. And I began to interact, to improvise with these documents, using acoustic and electronic sounds – clarinet, analog synthesizers, drum set, harpsichord, all kinds of percussion. Sometimes my hand in the matter is very obvious (The Frogs of L’Esperance); other times I enjoy being stealth, letting the found sound tell its own strange story (From a 5th floor window in Beaucaire, France).”

Brendan Connelly

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