As part of this year’s Flux night, I’ve been tasked with making improvised music on the sculptures made by Pedro Reyes as part of his Piece Disarm, a set of musical instruments fabricated from destroyed weapons – revolvers, shot-guns, machine-guns, etc. The transformation of these weapons is more than physical; it’s important to consider many lives were taken with them. When they are played it’s as if a sort of exorcism takes place – the music expelling the demons they hold, as well as being a requiem for lives lost.
I will be playing as a member of Bent Frequency. Other performers are Stuart Gerber, Chelsea Dunn, Eric Fontaine, Erik Herndon, Olivia Kieffer & David Smart. More info