Earsight Duo & Danny Clay:
On / Off

Friday, May 5, 2017
7PM – 10PM

High Concept Labs at
Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St.
Chicago, IL 60608


Earsight Duo & Danny Clay: On / Off

Julien Prévieux,  Patterns of Life  ,  film still, 2015. Courtesy Jousse Entreprise Gallery (Paris)

High Concept Labs’ Spring Featured Artists, Earsight Duo & Danny Clay, present an immersive, audience-dependent sound work using a set of portable homemade synthesizers. During this 30-minute work, nine people will be given their own synthesizer to participate in a suite of games, activities and meditations that blur the line between composer, performer, and audience. (Ages 13 and up.)

This event has extremely limited seating and requires timed-entry reservations. RVSP at http://highconceptlabs.org/event/earsightclay/

Entry times are:

Danny Clay is a composer and teaching artist from Ohio, currently based in San Francisco. His work is rooted in curiosity, collaboration, and the sheer joy of making things. Recent projects include works for Kronos Quartet, Phyllis Chen, and Sarah Cahill, as well as playbook, created with Third Coast Percussion, an evolving collection of sound-making activities for musicians of any age and experience level.

Since their earliest film and music experiments as classmates at the Eastman School of Music, Earsight Duo (video artist Xuan and percussionist Peter Ferry) have pursued work in the spirit of experimentation and curiosity. What started as a fascination with adding visuals to music has led them to strive for new paradigms of artistic expression and music making. Earsight Duo constantly seeks unlikely combinations of ideas, collaborations, and ventures into unexplored technological territory. Beyond their need to make art, Earsight Duo performs to inspire their audience’s curiosity and participation.

Image courtesy of Tingyu Huang