‘ECHOLOCATIONS’ / SONIC ARBORETUM AT THE ICA/BOSTON
Andrew Bird & Ian Schneller’s Sonic Arboretum comes to the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston for a 3 month exhibition spanning February 4 – May 10 2015. The installation of 36 speakers will feature a brand new ambient composition by Andrew called Echolocations: Canyon.
Recorded in the Coyote Gulch canyons of Utah, Echolocations: Canyon is first in a series of short films and recordings by Andrew that will document site specific compositions in exceptional national and urban environments. Bird says:
“Ever since I was a child I would test different spaces with my voice or whistle or violin. Whatever sound you make it’s like a giant limb that can reach beyond your fingers and grope the corners of the room. Now when I’m on tour playing a different theater every night we “tune” the room hunting down the bass traps and the standing waves to give the listener the most even and wide spectrum sound. There are certain frequencies that resonate while others are lifeless. Sometimes the room refuses to yield and I have to consider playing different songs that will work in that room. It’s a challenge but I enjoy the moments when I must yield to the environment. So I thought it would be interesting to take all this outside where the reflections off the landscape are triggering countless inferences and steering the conversation.”
Watch Andrew recording in Coyote Gulch HERE. Film by Tyler Manson.
1) Sweep The Field
2) Groping The Dark
3) Rising Water
5) The Return of Yawny
6) Before The Germans Came
7) The Canyon Wants to Hear C Sharp
A look ahead at 2015 – Sonic Arboretum comes to the ICA Boston February 4 – May 10:
LA folks – Andrew will be playing one more show before the end of the year – it’s next Tuesday December 9th at Largo and tickets go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9am PST.Tweet
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Andrew and the Hands of Glory band are coming to the Chicago Theatre for a hometown show on Saturday, August 16th!
WXRT & JAM presales begin Friday at 10am with general onsale starting Saturday at 10am. More info: http://bit.ly/1qHfCGf
Presale tickets available now HERE.Tweet
The season 2 premiere of Orange Is the New Black features Andrew’s homage to Chicago, ‘Pulaski at Night’!
Take a peek inside the new season with Vanity Fair.
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The Chautauqua Auditorium show on June 20th has sold out, but we’ve added another show on June 19th in the intimate room next door! Tickets for the Chautauqua Community Room show go on sale this Friday: http://bit.ly/1klGglTTweet