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Drawn to Sound
April 26, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Morgan O'Hara's visual and musical work is displayed and her music heard in an all-too-rare presentation in New York.
When & where
Tuesday April 26 2016 @ 8:15pm
Visual exhibition until
Sunday May 8 2016
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street
On Fridays and Sundays the gallery is closed
Admission to performance $10
The performance — Drawn to Sound — is with trombone, laptop, percussion, and pencils.
GIAN-LUIGI DIANA laptop
multi-instrumentalist / laptop deconstructivist / aesthetic shelter in textural and
timbral qualities to relinquish form and elevate sound / fragmentation, dislocation,
manipulation of structure
BEN GERSTEIN trombone
multimedia artist / free-improvisation / composition
MIKE PRIDE percussion
performance artist / composer / visual artist / invested in the integration of a lifetime
of experience into sound .
MORGAN O'HARA pencils, microphone
visual artist / two-handed drawing, tracking movement in real time /
transcending both figuration and abstraction, executing a direct
neural translation from one human action into another.
Morgan O'Hara ...
I was born in Los Angeles. My father was a sea captain. Because he was always traveling around the world, there was a map in our kitchen with sequences of colored pins that tracked his movement. Very early on, I became aware of other countries, cultures and languages, of different ways of living through surprising images that arrived on postcards from afar. When I was seven years old, our family moved to Japan for my father’s shore job as Port Captain for the Port of Kobe. It was the period of reconstruction after World War II, not a great time for the Japanese, but it was a fascinating time for a child growing up. During those years, many foreigners came to Japan to start up new ventures. I quickly got used to being in situations in which I did not speak the language and my sense of nonverbal communication began to develop. This has evolved over time in my career. I now work internationally and I am very comfortable with this. In fact, I feel severely limited when I don’t have access to it. I have a strong need for experience beyond my “self.”
— excerpt from an interview with Ernesto Pujol
For the interview in full,