LOW TIDE CHORUS, a one-night performance event curated by Helen Homan Wu (Opalnest), featuring a group of seven visionaries – blending avant-garde performances, sound-visuals, electro-acoustics, disembodied musical instruments, a nomadic utopia – all coming together like a paradoxical chorus. “Low Tide Chorus” welcomes the present moment to reflect upon revelations.
Opening the night’s ambiance is Brooklyn’s own Shamos, performing inimitable otherworldly sounds, and a tundra of kaleidoscopic projections by visual artist Michelle Hinebrook.
Tonight, lighting conceptualist Eiji Sumi will charge up the underground with minimalistic organic forms, morphing along the music of Paris-based band Windy Hill Mill – sonic rhythms that will slow your heartbeat. Orchestrating as if out of an animal kingdom, Zemi17 (aka Aaron Taylor Kuffner) is a solo musician and composer of visceral multi-point sound environments. Audiences will also have the opportunity to plunge into multi-media artist Mary Mattingly’s “Nomadographies” and fall into the existential trance of Butoh dancer Vangeline (Vangeline Theater).
Our final performance is avant-turntablist Maria Chavez – culling from her collection of needles, dubbed “Pencils of Sound” – renowned for her distinctive approach to live sound installations. Ms. Chavez’s rare solo appearance will encourage audiences to experience through the run of tonight show.
Produced by Opalnest
Curated by Helen Homan Wu
Date + Time
Wednesday, January 19
$12 at the Door
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.