By Jon Fischer and DANNY CLAY
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
Turntable Drawings is an ongoing collaboration between printmaker Jon Fischer and composer Danny Clay that combines installation, visual art, and a wide-ranging collection of forty handmade records. Part sculptural sketch, part sound prints, the records are imprinted with mathematical textures, original recorded material, or direct casts of existing LPs that include some of history’s earliest recorded sounds. This installation features the records played on turntables alongside live instrumental musicians. Other works in this series include elements of printmaking, interactive installation, film, and live performance.
For Turntable Drawing No. 17, Fisher and Clay will be joined by the Swiss-US collaboration of Frantz Lorio (viola), Christian Kobe (saxes) and Theresa Wong (cello, voice). The trio first came together in 2016, and quickly found a synergy in the focused exploration of acoustic sounds and the transformation of these sounds through amplification. Like a ‘microscope’ set to an image, they reveal the rich microcosm of their instruments through extended playing and mic techniques. Turntable Drawing No. 17 will culminate in an evening of music merging the sonic and visual in compositions and structured improvisations.
7pm: Visitors will be invited to play and examine a collection of handmade records and view video projections created by Fischer, Clay and Wong.
8pm: Artist introduction to the project and concert
This event is made possible in part by the support of Swissnex and ProHelvetia.
1275 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday Sept 23, 6-8 PM EXHIBITION: September 23 - October 8, 2017 free
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A thoughtful and happy review of Turntable Drawings from Stephen Smolier here.