Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle at 58th St. & Eighth Ave.
Sunday, February 11, $20, 4:00
Exhibit continues through February 25, $12-$16 (pay-what-you-wish Fridays 6:00 - 9:00)
On February 11, light, air, and sound artist Julianne Swartz will activate “Sine Body,” her contribution to the Museum of Arts & Design exhibition “Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound,” joined by Grammy-winning soprano Estelí Gomez. The installation on the fifth floor consists of a table occupied by translucent abstract vessels made of acoustically reflective ceramic and glass that use electronic feedback and air to emit sound with a mallet. For the forty-five-minute performance, the New York–based Swartz (“Digital Empathy” on the High Line, “The Sound of Light” at the Jewish Museum) will play the vessels like instruments, with Gomez (Roomful of Teeth) harmonizing with the resonant Sine tones to create unique frequencies emanating throughout the gallery. The exhibition continues through February 25; on February 10 at 7:00 ($10), as part of “At Play: Performing Artist-in-Residence Series,” Muscle Memory (Steven Reker and Matt Evans) will team up with Ka Baird and the trio War Bubble (Sarah Register, Christina Files, and Eli Lehrhoff) for “this / visitor,” an evening of new music inspired by “Sonic Arcade.”