November 18th (friday)
CONSTRUCTIONS IN SPACE
sound experiments by Sergei Tcherepnin and Woody Sullender, FUN, Scott Allison and Joo Won Park, and Cotton Poodle (Sam Cusumano / Eugene Lew)
Bowerbird Presents GATE
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
ABOUT THE EVENT
True Experimental Music. Join us for a night of experiments, in the empirical sense, about sound.
We invited nine artists to reimagine the familiar space of the Rotunda for an evening of sonic provocations. The night will unfold four parts: Sergei Tcherepnin and Woody Sullender, (2) FUN, (3) Scott Allison and Joo Won Park, and (4) Cotton Poodle (Sam Cusumano / Eugene Lew). Each group was proposed the same basic question – how can we construct space and forms using sound as the medium? The only restriction was that it had to have a set duration and be performable – in other words, no installations. What will happen? Will the experiments succeed or fail? We don’t know – but we’re excited to find out.
The Rotunda is a West Philadelphia community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods. Over 300 events are offered every year, including live music, film, spoken word, theater, art, dance, education, youth programs, arts incubation, and various experimental genres. As an alcohol-free, smoke-free venue, The Rotunda provides a critical social alternative for all ages. At its core, The Rotunda is a shared space fostering learning, enrichment, and community support while empowering the public to present, produce, and promote their work.