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“Emergence Delirium” at Seton Gallery

Release Date:
1/17/2012 4:56 PM
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UNH Seton Gallery Presents Mechanical, Interactive Sculptures

University of New Haven: Bill Sack, 500 px, artist

Apresbonanza, as installed at Hi-temp Fabrication as part of the curatorial collaboration B/I WNY (Beyond/In Western New York: http://beyondinwny.org/ ), 2010. Photograph by Biff Henrich.

What:

The Seton Gallery at the University of New Haven will present Bill Sack’s “Emergence Delirium,” a collection of sound sculptures, from Jan. 19 through Feb. 10.

Who:

Bill Sack is a composer and performer based in Buffalo, NY. His interests include mechanical models of music-making, automated composition, self-organizing systems, gadgets and gizmos, extremes of recorded information, and non-idiomatic free improvisation.

When:

Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m.

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 4-6 p.m. The event is open and free to the public.

A lecture will be held on Feb. 10, time TBA.

Where:

Seton Art Gallery, University of New Haven

Details:

Bill Sack’s sound sculptures in “Emergence Delirium” are autonomous mechanical machines that use recycled materials to create sounds in real-time, responding to ambient noise, audience noise, and light. The pieces are devised to respond to the presence of guests, allowing for an interaction between visitor and sculpture.