July 25, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Prismatic Park: Joe Mcphee & Graham Lambkin
Prismatic Park will be the site of Joe McPhee and Graham Lambkin’s sonic experimentations from July 26-30. The two Blank Forms artists will continue their joint venture into sonic creation in this weeklong residency. Multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee will lend his improvisational approach to the artistic vision of sound-composer Graham Lambkin in this time-tested expression of artistic collaboration.
Make sure to pick up a free poster in the Park, featuring exclusive images provided by the artists and their residency schedule.
Tuesday, July 25 – Joe McPhee: Pauline Oliveros Tribute (1pm), Graham Lambkin: Untitled (1:30pm)
Wednesday, July 26 – Joe McPhee: Billy Name’s 15 Minutes (1pm), Graham Lambkin: Untitled (1:30pm), Graham Lambkin & Joe McPhee: Improvisation #1 (5:00pm)
Thursday, July 27 – Joe McPhee: Poetry Reading (1pm), Graham Lambkin: Untitled (1:30pm), Graham Lambkin & Joe McPhee: Improvisation #2 (5:00pm)
Friday, July 28 – Joe McPhee: Sounds of the City (1pm), Graham Lambkin: Untitled (1:30pm), Graham Lambkin & Joe McPhee: Improvisation #3 (6:00pm)
Josiah McElheny’s Prismatic Park will be on view from June 13-October 8. Prismatic Park will be used by three art non-profit organizations—Blank Forms, Danspace Project, and Poets House—to realize new and exciting works. When not occupied by resident artists, the public can access the exhibition as a platform for their own creativity. Look out for a free weekly poster available in the Park.
Joe McPhee has been a deeply emotional composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist since his emergence on the creative jazz and new music scenes in the late 60s. Inspired by the music of Albert Ayler, he taught himself the saxophone and proceeded to cut two records that remain defining monuments to the civil rights era: the out free jazz of Underground Railroad and avant-funk of Nation Time. His odyssey since has taken McPhee through Deep Listening collaborations with Pauline Oliveros and countless left field improv sessions both within and way outside of the jazz tradition.
Graham Lambkin is a multidisciplinary artist who first came to prominence in the early 90s through the formation of his experimental music group The Shadow Ring. A sound organizer rather than music maker, Lambkin looks at an everyday object and sees an ocean of possibility, continually transforming quotidian atmospheres and the mundane into expressive sound art using tape manipulation techniques, chance operations and the thick ambience of domestic field recordings.
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