Music Dept. Residency: "Ice Bodies: Ice Music for Dartmouth" by Seth Parker Wood

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Music Dept. Residency: "Ice Bodies: Ice Music for Dartmouth" by Seth Parker Wood

Cellist Seth Parker Woods and Dartmouth composer Spencer Topel reimagine a 1970s Fluxus classic.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:00pm-9:30pm
Visual Arts Center 101 Nearburg Arts Forum
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Performances

A 1970s Fluxus classic is reimagined for today in this performance by Woods (“a cellist of power and grace” –The Guardian) and Topel, a composer, sound artist and Dartmouth music professor. Donning a wetsuit, Woods plays a cello made of dyed-black ice, outfitted by Topel with transmitters, whose signals Topel processes in real time. Woods rubs, scrapes and even hacks away at his melting instrument—drawing from it sound he likens to previously “frozen” voices of the Black Lives Matter movement.

90-150 minutes; audience may come and go


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