Requiem for a Glacier is featured in the exhibition Ecologies: A Song for the Earth at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art curated by Iris Amizlev. The exhibition opens on March 16th but Requiem is already on view to the public and will continue until September 12, 2021. Other artists in the exhibition include: Shuvinai Ashoona, Edward Burtynsky, Olafur Eliasson, Lorraine Gilbert, Isabelle Hayeur, Jessica Houston, Giuseppe Penone, Adrian Stimson and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.
A selection of LPs, CDs, video, and artist editions are currently on exhibit and available at Hotam Press Bookshop Gallery for the exhibition Cover Me. The exhibition brings together artists who work with sound and music. For the duration of the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into a record shop / discotheque / listening space. The show runs from November 21st until January 31st and is located at 218 East 4th Avenue in Vancouver and the hours are: Saturdays 12-5 PM or by appointment.
This is a Transnational Crime Syndicate Masquerading as a Government is a new sound work created for the Embassy Cultural House‘s inaugural virtual group exhibition: Hiding in Plain Sight organized by Ron Benner. The exhibition focuses on the themes in the book “Hiding in Plain Sight” published in 2020 by St. Louis-based journalist Sarah Kendzior. In her book she describes US President Trump’s administration as “a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government.” An audio clip of Kendzior saying her most iconic phrase was used as the basis of the sound composition in which the tone and rhythm of her speech were roughly transcribed and then expanded upon using a piano.
The exhibition launches on October 30th via Zoom, further details can be found here.
Weeks Feel Like Days, Months Feel Like Years at the Anchorage Museum has been extended until December 31st. The work will be available as both an audio/video installation and on their website. Weeks Feel Like Days is a generative sound artwork in which performers are invited to interpret a series of 5 text-based scores responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scores were composed to be performed by individuals or groups in isolation, and welcomes performers to reflect on their own experiences during the pandemic. You can learn more about the work and participate in the piece by clicking here.
Improvisation XXXIV: Decay Music (detail above left) and Meditation: Canoe Lake 1917 (right) are included in the exhibition
Summer Winter Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, UK from October 6th until January 3, 2021. This year’s exhibition was coordinated by artists Jane and Louise Wilson.