"Sound and Shadow" by mccoycarl at LaEsquina Gallery in Kansas City, MO on March 20


Mar 20 2012 - 7:00pm
Environmental artist Karen McCoy and composer Robert Carl form the collaborative team, mccoycarl.

Sound and Shadow is an installation feturing videos by McCoy, from her Light and Shadow series (still image from video at left), accompanied by an original score written by Carl. McCoy has recorded the often surprising and abstract effects of shadows, animated by such phenomena as wind and the passage of the sun, on various surfaces from locations as varied as Japan, Italy, and Kansas City. Carl will create an accompanying soundscape performed by live musicians for a simultaneous projection of several of these videos. Carl’s piece will have an open form that will guide the performers in their interpretation and response to the visual imagery.

La Esquina Gallery, Address: 1000 West 25th Street, Kansas City MO 64108.

The resulting is a sound is both controlled and improvised. The visual and sonic elements are autonomous, yet also structured to create a cohesion that will become evident to listeners as they pass through the piece. The audience will be encouraged to move about during the performance in an attempt to achieve a sort of meditational state by walking in participation with the sound and imagery presented by the artists.