Text taken from the event website. To learn more about the project, click the link!
Wednesday, March 31st at 8pm EST, 2021 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow Sami Hopkins presents her first program in Propositions from the deadWIP, featuring composer, drummer, and scholar Jessie Cox in collaboration with Kathryn Schulmeister, Juliana Gaona-Villamizar, “Dac” Chang, and Douglas R. Ewart. Propositions from the deadWIP is a multidisciplinary performance series that balances considerations of knowledge and fallibility launching from the premise that creative knowing imbues the process of making as much as a work’s eventual presentation or future iterations. By never claiming to reach finality, the works in this series accept the condition of being always “in progress,” with the potential to reimagine the status of a work-in-progress (WIP) altogether.
In this first installment, Jessie Cox presents his composition The Sound of Listening: an improvisatory work that engages Cox’s speculation of a body’s potential in forming new time-space experiences. Conceived as a participatory event, listeners and musicians behave as agents in space--dictating their movement through the work via virtual “rooms” of Cox’s construction (each room hosting an assigned soundscape and suite) and thereby determining how the composition itself is configured.
For more information and links to the performance, please visit the event website.