Faculty member Chris Reilly will be presenting the Intimate Instruments Workshop on October 3rd, 2015, participants are invited to build and play their very own Linguaphone of Tremulous Communion. The Linguaphone of Tremulous Communion is a musical instrument that cannot be heard by an audience. It is specifically for two players, who face each other and bite down on the opposing ends to play. Vibrations flow through the teeth, using each player’s nasal cavities as a resonant chamber. The instrument’s tones are acutely (sometimes painfully) audible to players, but not bystanders. Workshop participants – either alone or in pairs – will receive a Linguaphone kit, instructions, and collaborative help in customizing and building their instrument. A communal performance will follow the workshop.
Spread Art is an artist-run nonprofit based in Detroit, supporting the creation of new works through residencies, exhibitions, events and collaborations. Spread Art supports experimentation, innovation and work that incorporates technology, invites public participation and/or explores immediately-relevant social themes. Spread Art’s residency program supports artists across all artistic mediums with housing, work space, event/exhibition opportunities and more. Residencies vary from two weeks to two months or more. www.spreadart.org
The Intimate Instruments Workshop is made possible in part by a residency with Spread Art @detroit contemporary; a residency at Maker Works Ann Arbor; a project grant from New Music USA; and Eastern Michigan University’s Provost Reseach Support Award.
5141 Rosa Parks Blvd Detroit, MI October 03-October 03. Opening Reception: 5:30-9:30pm