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SoundSpace: In Such Times
September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Included with admission
Enjoy an afternoon of mash-ups, multisensory performances, and more in response to Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition This Is the Day which includes recent work that draws from his Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, queer identity, and deep engagement with source materials. Artists from Austin, San Antonio, and beyond will respond to the multi-faceted influences that manifest in Gibson’s work ranging from 1980s music, jazz, and soul music to literature and theory to contemporary pop culture.
There will be timed performances throughout the museum by House of Kenzo, Ben Aqua, Jose Villalobos, R. Eric McMaster, Panoramic Voices & Brent Baldwin, Thalea String Quartet, Block Party Collective: Brianna Figueroa, Siri Gurudev, Christine Gwillim, and Michael Love, Tom Echols, Martín Rodriguez, & Verena Gaudy.
Tag your experience on social media with #blantonsoundspace.
SoundSpace is generously underwritten by Michael Chesser.
Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum for payment and validation.
About SoundSpace: SoundSpace is a dynamic concert series that brings together musicians and other creatives to connect visual and sound art. Now in its ninth season, the series demonstrates the Blanton’s commitment to nurturing collaborations that provide innovative experiences with art, inspire creativity, and support the educational mission of The University of Texas at Austin. SoundSpace is generously underwritten by Michael Chesser.
About Steve Parker: Steve Parker is a musician, artist, and curator who creates communal, democratic work to examine history, systems, and behavior. His projects include elaborate civic rituals for humans, animals, and machines; listening sculptures made from salvaged marching band instruments that are modeled after obsolete WWII acoustic locators; and cathartic transportation symphonies for operators of cars, pedicabs, and bicycles. He is the recipient of the 2018 Tito’s Art Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Harrington Fellowship, the Best of Austin Award, and the Austin Critics’ Table Award.
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