Performance | Reactionary Ensemble in the Front Yard
Part of M&T Second Friday
Friday, October 9, 2015, 8–9 pm
Reactionary Ensemble, a multimedia ensemble consisting of musicians Jim Abramson, David Adamczyk, Don Metz and T Andrew Trump with video artist Brian Milbrand, present a collection of new works ranging from a minimalist interpretation of Hitchock films and Herrmann scores to a raucous celebration of Italian giallos with vocals by Holly Johnson. Reactionary Ensemble, utilizing software designed by Milbrand, create a synesthesia where the instruments' volume and frequency directly control the effects on the video ranging from brightness to speed to color. The tying of music to visual creates an audiovisual assault on the senses that is sometimes psychedelic, sometimes apocalyptic and always critical of the reactionary media from which the videos are sampled. Other pieces in the show include Thunderbird, a look at the appropriation of Native American gods for selling material good, and Godzilla, an ode to the destructive forces created by nuclear radiation.
Special Event | OCTOBER M&T SECOND FRIDAY
Friday, October 9, 2015, 5:30–8 pm
On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great!