Sound in Sculpture
- when: Fri 20 @ 6:30 PM (1.5 hrs), April 2018
- where: University of Texas Gates Dell Complex (GDC) > 2317 Speedway Av
- Sound in Sculpture
- Presented in partnership with Landmarks, Texas Performing Arts, and the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music.
This is a free event. Reservations not required.
This event showcases original music composed and performed by UT students inspired by works in the public art collection. Each performance takes place against the backdrop of a site-specific work of art commissioned or purchased by Landmarks.
The sculpture Circle with Towers by minimalist Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) is, quite literally, a circle with towers. But it’s also a work that welcomes interpretation. LeWitt saw art as a collaborative enterprise: not only were local masons hired to produce this work made of cement blocks but also the sculpture itself relies on an audience to actively co-produce the work. In the same way, his Wall Drawing #520 is a diagram and set of instructions waiting to be realized. Contemporary artist Casey Reas’ A Mathematical Theory of Communication, a large-scale mural generated through collaborations with computer software, was created with LeWitt in mind. These three public artworks reside in the University of Texas at Austin’s University of Texas Gates Dell Complex (GDC) in deep conversation with one another.
The “Sound and Sculpture” program is yet another fruitful collaboration with these artworks: students from UT’s Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music will perform music that responds, resonates, and enriches our experience of these three works, offering new interpretations.
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