Back in September I was in New Brunswick to premiere Piling Sand – Piling Stone IV, for flute and Max MSP, by André Cormier. This mammoth, ninety-minute work was performed in both Moncton and St. John: every six minutes the flute is recorded and looped back through speakers surrounding the audience. Gradually, over the course of an hour-and-a-half, the music becomes denser, richer, and more elaborate, until the final six minutes reveal the “complete” piece: all swirling flute lines, Tibetan finger cymbals, and whistle tones. My final day in Moncton included an absurdly large portion of fried clams, some local beer… and a recording session, where we laid down André’s piece for posterity. Below is an excerpt from this utterly unique and otherworldly piece.
This morning we announced the lineup for @queerarts Festival 2022: Hauntings, and I’m so glad that my first QAF as AD includes this amazing human being. Some of you may know her as @bijuriya.drag, others may know him as @gabdharmoo, but either way They. Are. Fabulous.
No surprise, but it turns out @indigovdw is the *best* art tour guide. People literally started following us around because they wanted to overhear her talk about the work of #LarryClark, #KatyGrannan and #AndresSerrano. Thanks for the date to @renniecollect, Valérie!
My shadow is macho, even if I’m not.