sunday, september 15, 2 to 4 pm
blanton museum of art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Enjoy an afternoon of mash-ups, multisensory performances, and more in response to Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition This Is the Day which includes recent work that draws from his Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, queer identity, and deep engagement with source materials. Artists from Austin, San Antonio, and beyond will respond to the multi-faceted influences that manifest in Gibson’s work ranging from 1980s music, jazz, and soul music to literature and theory to contemporary pop culture.
There will be timed performances throughout the museum by House of Kenzo, Ben Aqua, Jose Villalobos, R. Eric McMaster, Panoramic Voices & Brent Baldwin, Thalea String Quartet, Block Party Collective: Brianna Figueroa, Siri Gurudev, Christine Gwillim, and Michael Love, Tom Echols, Martín Rodriguez, & Verena Gaudy.
Panoramic Voices will present two world premieres during this event: A Room and a Field by R. Eric McMaster as well as mythos by teenage composer Mack Felix Hoxie.
R. Eric McMaster's sound installation, A Room and A Field, uses over 25 wind chimes to create a sound field that surrounds the viewer. A series of coordinated voice mechanisms will be performed by Panoramic Voices, highlighting the expansive nature of this listening experience.
Mack Felix Hoxie’ choral work mythos dives into the intricate threads that make up a legend passed down through a culture. mythos conveys the hints of an absolute reality, the awe of a powerful legend, and the inexplicable connection a culture has concerning these legends.
About SoundSpace: SoundSpace is a dynamic concert series that brings together musicians and other creatives to connect visual and sound art. Now in its ninth season, the series demonstrates the Blanton’s commitment to nurturing collaborations that provide innovative experiences with art, inspire creativity, and support the educational mission of The University of Texas at Austin. SoundSpace is generously underwritten by Michael Chesser.
Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum for payment and validation.