This listening session will re-create neues Musikfest in Menschel Hall. The program will include early compositions from the Studio for Electronic Music at WDR in addition to a series of experimental pieces by French composer Pierre Schaeffer, Cinq études de bruits (Five Studies of Noises), which was referenced in the original broadcast.
In this evening’s lecture, artist Fernando Bryce will describe his artistic practice as it pertains to some of his works, including his multipart installation The Book of Needs, currently on view in the University Research Gallery.
In this talk, S. Hollis Clayson, the Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, will investigate connections between the landlocked lighthouse’s illuminations, visibility, and reception. A key question Clayson will ask is: did the tower’s much-debated visual prominence, in both daylight and illuminated darkness, add up to inescapability in Barthes’ first sense?
To mark the opening of the exhibition Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001 (May 19–August 12, 2018), the Harvard Art Museums will present a conversation between artist John Schabel and printer and artist Gary Schneider.