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Vessels in Counterpoint

  • High Line Nine 507 West 27th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

Join our 2019 Artist-in-Residence Julianne Swartz, Cellist Jonathan Butler, and Violinist Mariella Haubs for a unique collaborative performance activating Sounding Body/Listening Body, Swartz’s installation of sound-generating sculptural vessels, on view at High Line Nine. Swartz uses an electronic feedback process to draw out and modulate the resonant frequencies inherent in each ceramic and glass vessel.  Butler and Haubs will harmonize and follow these tones with their instruments, creating spatialized sound patterns in the gallery. In periodic counterpoint, they will also play select passages by Bach, creating a contemplative sound environment that slips in and out of melody.

Reception sponsored by Seed+Mill

Visual Artist-in-Resident | Julianne Swartz
Violin | Mariella Haubs
Cello | Jonathan Butler

Image of Swartz above courtesy of Meghan Marchetti for the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU

Earlier Event: June 12
Clara and the Clear Skies
Later Event: June 14
Illuminated Blue