Revolutions Per Minute

When 26 Mar 2013 - 29 Mar 2013
Where Colgate University
Little Hall, 13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY, NY 13346
United States
Enquiry (315)228-1000

Tuesday, March 26, 6pm, Opening remarks by Dajuin Yao with Reception

Wednesday, March 27, 7pm, Performance: Wang Changcun, Xu Cheng, Xie Zhongqi & Samson Young

Thursday, March 28, 7pm & 9pm, Performance: Ho Tung Visualization Lab, Dajuin Yao, Wao Changcun, Wenhua Shi & Qu Qianwen.

Friday, March 29, Panel Discussion: Christoph Cox, Samson Young, Dajuin Yao & Wenhua Shi.

Press Release:

Workshops

TOPIC 1: Dajuin Yao: Phonography: The Art of Field Recording.

TOPIC 2: Xu Cheng: Electronic Circuit-Bending and Effect Boxes Building

TOPIC 3: Wang Changcun: Max/MSP Improvisation

TOPIC 4: Dajuin Yao: Real-time Audio-Visual Performance

TOPIC 5: Samson Young: Brainwave Composition

Revolutions Per Minute will feature new and existing works by 30 Chinese sound artists, including Wang Changcun, Xu Cheng (a member of the renowned Shanghai noise group Torturing Nurse), Yan Jun, and Samson Young. Wang Changcun, Xu Cheng, Samson Young, Qu Qianwen, and Xie Zhongqi will be in residence at Colgate throughout the duration of the exhibition. Along with the exhibition’s curators Wenhua Shi and Dajuin Yao, these artists-in-residence will present live sound art performances during the opening week of the exhibition, including improvisations, inter-media performances, and circuit bending. They will also conduct demonstrations on sound art workshops throughout the course of the exhibition.

Sound artists use noise, live performances by musicians, recorded ambient sounds, spoken words, audio-visual tapes and other aural elements to create art installations that either have no visual elements or forge a connection between images and sounds. It has become a popular genre in China in recent years, where a new generation of avant-garde artists are pushing its boundaries. -James C. Mckinley Jr. New York Times

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