Resonance: A Sound Art Marathon
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Resonance: A Sound Art Marathon

Note: Due to adverse weather conditions, Resonance: A Sound Art Marathon has been relocated to the McGuire Theater.


Sculpture sings and sound takes shape. The visual (instruments, sculpture) and the aural (sonic landscapes, jazz, found sound) layer and interweave in this daylong marathon celebrating interdisciplinary experimentation. The international group of artists—Tarek Atoui, Philip Blackburn, Jules Gimbrone, Walter Kitundu, Haroon Mirza, Matana Roberts, Christine Sun Kim, and Craig Taborn and Camille Norment—play in auditory and visual accord with the audience while exploring the resonances between visual art and sound performance.

Resonance: A Sound Art Marathon is organized by the Walker as part of a multiyear Interdisciplinary Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support projects that challenge artists to create new work in unfamiliar settings or disciplines. Throughout the day and into the night, the Cowles Pavilion becomes an exciting, catalytic space for artists and audiences alike.

An ear freshener and eye opener, today’s program is inspired by the Walker’s 1980 New Music America festival and the trajectory of jazz experimentation at the museum. Encouraging artists working between visual and performing arts to experiment with new modes of expression, the Walker has been producing, presenting, and commissioning sound art performances and installations for more than 50 years.

This free marathon of new music performances begins at 12 noon and ends at 10 pm.

Performance Schedule:
12 noon
Philip Blackburn with Heather Barringer and Preston Wright

1:30 pm
Christine Sun Kim

2:30 pm
Walter Kitundu with Mankwe Ndosi

4 pm
Jules Gimbrone

Jules Gimbrone’s The Whole is Also a Hole (2019) will be on view throughout the day in Cargill Lounge, where it will be performed at 4 pm.

5:30 pm
Matana Roberts

7 pm
Craig Taborn and Camille Norment

8:30 pm
Tarek Atoui

9 pm
Tarek Atoui and Haroon Mirza’s Waxing Gibbous

This event will be ASL interpreted.

Curated by Doug Benidt and Pavel Pyś, with Simone Austin and Allie Tepper.

To request an accessibility accommodation for a Walker program, please email or call 612-375-7564 at least 2 weeks in advance. Please see the Walker’s Accessibility page for more information.



  • Support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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