Exploring the space between live sound and visual art, the fourth season of Sound Horizon returns this spring. This in-gallery music series presents three US composers and solo sonic adventurers selected by celebrated visual artist Jim Hodges.
Join Dave King (March 6), Shelley Hirsch (April 10), and Kevin Beasley (May 8) for a series of 30-minute performances in the galleries of the major exhibition Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, on view at the Walker through May 11.
March 6: Dave King
“Better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-’60s jazz and indie rock.” —New York Times
Revered as of one of the most prolific jazz/rock percussionists of his generation, Dave King has forged a reputation for rambunctious virtuosity, joyous showmanship, propulsive creativity, and of course, comic timing. King is a founding member of the jazz groups the Bad Plus and Happy Apple.
April 10: Shelley Hirsch
“One of New York’s most delightful experimental singers, Shelley Hirsch brings an impressive stylistic versatility to her explorations of the human voice.” —New York Times
An acclaimed experimental vocalist known for remarkable improvisatory facility and expressive range, Shelley Hirsch has been hailed as “a woman of a thousand voices … an enthralling demonstration of the way songs, vocal styles and language itself might have evolved out of more primal musical impulse” (New York Times).
May 8: Kevin Beasley
“Evokes and alters the social, emotional, and political contours of hip-hop.” —ArtSlant New York
Kevin Beasley has been busy turning the tables on the expectations of DJ culture through conceptually rich live performances that combine found and generated sound with deconstructed hip-hop. Beasley has also been conducting intriguing investigations into tactile sound-based sculptures.
Inspired by the work of artist Jim Hodges, Sisyphus—Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens—releases its first album, co-commissioned by the Walker and SPCO’s Liquid Music series and initiated in conjunction with the exhibition Jim Hodges.