The New Westminster New Media Gallery has been transformed for the exciting inaugural exhibition. MUSICIRCUS brings together a small but extraordinary group of international artists who explore and deconstruct music in a world transformed by technology.
In 1967 musician John Cage invited musicians to assemble and play different pieces of music together…simultaneously. His goal was to break down barriers and encourage people to understand music and listening in new ways. The ground-breaking result was a rich and cacophonous experience called Musicircus. The inaugural exhibition for the New Media Gallery is inspired by this event. Musicircus brings together a small but extraordinary group of artists who continue to deconstruct sound and images, exploring how music is understood in a world transformed by technology.
Artists & Works:
Jean-Pierre Gauthier (Canada), Battements et Papillons, Thanks to Musee d’art contemporain, de Montreal, Canada.
Tim Lee (Canada) – String Quartet, Op. 1, Glenn Gould, 1955, Thanks to Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Christian Marclay (UK) – Video Quartet, Thanks to Western Bridge, The William and Ruth True Collection, Seattle.
Signal-to-Noise (Oliver Wilshen and Niall Quinn), (UK) – Analogue Tape Glove, Thanks to Private Collection, UK