A Survey Is A Process Of Listening (Arika)S

Brandon LaBelle: In Passing

SAT, May 5, 2012
5–5:45 pm

Fourth Floor

Arika describes this program as follows:

Musician, writer, publisher, and a prominent thinker about sound and its relationship to everyday life, Brandon LaBelle thinks about the concepts of music or listening as ideas, and tries to apply them afresh. This obliges him to make music that doesn't feel like music, but, in some new way, is. In Passing is a silent performance of (musical) reverberation.

A silent performance of (musical) reverberation. A generative performance, In Passing is based on passing around seventy-one pieces of paper, each containing a small narrative—memories of friends, stories about relationships, the everyday occurrences that bring us together, or that separate us... The papers end by asking the reader to pass the paper along, to someone in the room according to specific instructions or characteristics. The performance tries to open a space in and amongst the audience, to set strangers into conversation and to dramatize the silent thoughts of a reader: the question "who is that over there…?" becomes the beginning of finding commonality within the crowd.

LaBelle is a musician, writer, publisher, and a prominent thinker about sound and its relationship to everyday life. He thinks about the concepts of music or listening and tries to apply them afresh. This obliges him to make music that often doesn't seem like music, but, in some new way, is.

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