Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ave, Sean!

I'm proud to announce that my brother Sean, who's one of the founding members of his chamber group CounterPoint, has sent out the official invite to see his group's newest performance: Audio Warhol, in honor of the man himself. Here's the flyer I received today; if you're in the DC/Metro area, I hope you'll consider swinging by the performance, which has been designed as a merry auditory version of Warhol's visuals.

If I remember correctly, the group's performance is supposed to be an ongoing, almost atmospheric thing: you aren't necessarily supposed to stand there watching the players for two hours. You can walk around the museum, come back, take note of the weirdly shifting situation, and try to figure out how the sounds are analogous to Warhol's work (think: pop culture references, repetitive tropes, etc.).

Alas, it appears the performance will be happening right as I'm working (9 to 5 on Saturdays). For the rest of you, though, here's the newsletter that came with the above image:

Dear Friends,

We hope that you will join us to experience CounterPoint! Please see the invitation below for more information regarding our upcoming performance.

CounterPoint and DJ Cutlet are excited to present AUDIO WARHOL, a musical/multimedia event inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. Based on Terry Riley’s minimalist work In C, it features string musicians, actors, and a DJ.

We hope you will be able to join!

WHERE: National Gallery of Art, East Building
WHEN: Saturday, December 10 -- Repeated Performances will take place between 3:30pm and 5:00pm

Thank You!

Go and take in some meta-art!


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