FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lon Bouldin, 917.370.1002, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Garden of Sonic Delights
SOUND ART EXHIBITION OPENING DAY AT CARAMOOR – JUNE 7
Performances, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Walking Tours,
Family Friendly Events, an Evening Soundwalk, and More…
Katonah, NY (Summer 2014) – On Saturday, June 7, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts will present an opening daylong event for its new and innovative large-scale open-air sound art exhibition, In the Garden of Sonic Delights (Sonic Delights). Led by Curator and Artistic Director Stephan Moore, Sonic Delights features established and emerging sound artists commissioned by Cararmoor to create site-specific sound artworks around the Caramoor grounds. Sound artists included in the Cararmoor exhibition are Laurie Anderson, Bob Bielecki, Betsey Biggs, Eli Keszler, Annea Lockwood, Francisco López, Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood, Suzanne Thorpe, Trimpin, and Stephen Vitiello; while works by Ranjit Bhatnagar, Aaron Taylor Kuffner, John Morton, Bruce Odland, and Ed Osborn will also be open at other sites across Westchester County (see Caramoor.org for full details). The Opening Day celebration will feature panels and tours, beginning at 10AM and continuing until the 5:30PM concert. The exhibition will remain open through November 2, 2014.
SONIC DELIGHTS OPENING DAY HIGHLIGHTS
1:00-1:30PM – OPENING PERFORMANCE – ELI KESZLER AND ENSEMBLE
Sound artist Eli Keszler, who is also an accomplished composer and percussionist, has created a new musical piece to be performed within his installation, Catenary, on the Center Walk at Caramoor. Joining Keszler in performing the work, also titled Catenary, will be bass clarinetist Lea Bertucci, cellist Leila Bordreuil, and electric guitarist Reuben Son. The ensemble will collaborate musically with Keszler’s artwork on many levels, accompanying and responding to its sounds while also interpreting the symbols and patterns etched into its surface as a musical score.
3:30PM-5:00PM – PANEL DISCUSSION WITH SONIC DELIGHTS ARTISTS
At Caramoor’s Tapestry Hedge, Sonic Delights artists Trimpin, Annea Lockwood, Ed Osborn and Suzanne Thorpe will discuss their artworks, and the emerging field and practice of sound art, with panel moderator and esteemed curator Barbara London. In late 2013, London capped a four-decade career at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) with the presentation of a major sound art exhibition, Soundings: A Contemporary Score. The audience will be given ample opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with the panelists.
5:30PM-7:00PM – EVENING CONCERT, RECEPTION TENT
Acclaimed sound artist Francisco López will present a sound performance that goes beyond a “normal” music concert. His performance will be an intense and rich sonic immersive experience in the dark, with a surround sound system and blindfolds provided for the audience, which is placed in concentric circles facing the outside array of speakers.
The concert will open with a performance from the duo, Evidence, a musical collaboration between sound artists Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood. Performing together since 2001, they have developed a distinctive language of deeply layered sound, blending the organic and electronic using field recordings of natural, urban, and industrial sources as their primary material and inspiration.
8:00PM-8:30PM – TWILIGHT SOUNDWALK
A guided silent walk, led by Sonic Delights artist Bruce Odland, will explore the changed Caramoor soundscape at this transitional time. The soundwalk will be a compositional act of movement as music, bringing the day’s events to a close.
Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. Audiences are invited to come early to explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens. To learn more, visit caramoor.org.
In the Garden of Sonic Delights will be open Thursday-Sunday, 10AM-3PM. Admission is $10.00 (children 12 and under are free), including all-day access to the Caramoor grounds for the exhibit, picnics, and walks.
In the Garden of Sonic Delights is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.