The Sound of Ceramics
Cohen Gallery, Brown University
The Brown Arts Initiative presents The Sound of Ceramics, a musical and sculptural collaboration by composer Wang Lu and artist Polly Apfelbaum. Influenced by Harry Partch’s instruments, the early American shape-note tradition, and an ancient Chinese tradition of hanging bronze and stone bells, the exhibition includes a hanging installation by Apfelbaum that features ceramic geometric shapes and clay bead mallets which are used to compose and orchestrate two performances. A performance by Lu and a group of her students will accompany prerecorded and sampled sounds produced by the hanging shapes.