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"Fermata" At Artisphere

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @4:00pm - Sunday, August 10, 2014 @5:00pm

Fermata is Artisphere's first exhibition dedicated entirely to sound and the largest of its kind in the region to date. Featuring nearly 30 artists, Fermata takes an expansive approach and is a celebration of individuals using sound in a variety of disciplines, from composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to NASA Kepler scientist Lucianne Walkowicz.

Centered around a wall of speakers designed by sound artist John Henry Blatter that will be used by all participants in the show, "Fermata" will unfold in three parts, or movements, each featuring a different combination of six to 10 sound works that will cycle continuously for a month. Each movement will play on a continuous loop with no two works playing simultaneously in the gallery; each piece will utilize every functioning speaker on the wall, allowing playback of multi-channel audio works. Fermata will conclude with Coda, a collaboration with Transformer as part of their annual Exercises program for emerging artists.

For more information, visit Artisphere's website.