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Upcoming Exhibitions

Sketch of man operating whimsical one man band style music machine


April 19 to May 25, 2018

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 19 5-7pm
The Pearlstein Gallery and Bowerbird are pleased to present SOUND MACHINES, an exhibition that explores the interplay between sound and object, performance and sculpture, and our changing experience of sound in an age of digital reproduction. The centerpiece of the project will be an performer-activated, large-scale kinetic sound sculpture, Zwei Mann Orchester (Two Man Orchestra), conceived by late German-Argentine composer, artist, and filmmaker Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008). Originally created in 1973 and never before seen in the US, Zwei Mann Orchester utilizes orchestral instruments, household items, and found objects connected through a network of levers and strings.  Each version of Zwei Mann Orchester is unique - the Philadelphia edition will be designed and created by musicians Andy Thierauf and Ashley Tini, instrument builder Neil Feather, sculptor Scott Kip, and curator Dustin Hurt.

Thursday, April 19, 7pm
Saturday, April 21, 7pm
Thursday, May 3, 7pm
Friday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 20, 7pm
Thursday, May 24, 7pm

All performances are FREE but reservations are highly recommended.

Hands on Workshops:
Saturday, May 5
Saturday, May 19

More info and registration coming soon.  

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Major support for SOUND MACHINES has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The William Penn Foundation

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