The Gamelatron Jalan Jiwo: Opening Reception
Opening reception and concert by A Taylor Kuffner and The Gamelatron Jalan Jiwo installed in the Clocktower main gallery. Tues., Sept 18 at 6pm, no admittance after 7pm. RSVP to email@example.com. Other project rooms and exhibits also on view including Shoplifter's Nervescape, Byron Westbrook's Interval/Habitat, and Casperelectronics' DroneScape.
The Gamelatron Jalan Jiwo is a robotic network of vibraphones, drums, chimes, bells, and resonating bronze gongs specially installed for The Clocktower's main gallery, creating a space for the viewer to be completely enveloped in the polyphonies developed by A Taylor Kuffner for his mechanized orchestra. Drawing inspiration from the tower's own massive bell overhead, the piece functions both as a time-keeping device throughout the day, but can be triggered by any visitor to perform a variety of compositions, from short and dramatic bursts of activity and melody to longer form storytelling orchestrations that allow the audience to sink into the pristine gallery space and leave the music to take them over.
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