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Sound Spaces with Room40: Norman Westberg with guest Bonnie Mercer

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Saturday 16 April 2016,

FREE event, all welcome
Location: Monash University Museum of Art
Ground floor, Building F, Monash University Caulfield campus


For over thirty years, Norman Westberg has been a central figure in New York experimental rock and noise music. As the longest serving member of SWANS, Westberg has defined an approach to guitar that is singular and powerful. His solo work is more reductive, merging the pulsing  intent  of  American  Minimalism  with the tonality of post-drone music, he creates a deeply evocative sonic world drawn from six strings. He is joined by Melbourne artist Bonnie Mercer, whose work with guitar is also utterly personal and powerful.


Sound Spaces

Organised by Francis E. Parker

Sound Spaces is a performance series of experimental and improvised music that embraces the growing overlap between visual art and sound art. Sound Spaces opens up MUMA's artistic program to ephemeral presentations by Australian and international artists and  musicians, encompassing both acoustic  performance  and electronics.

A rotating collaboration, Sound Spaces sees MUMA work with different innovative experimental music organisations such as the Australian Art Orchestra, Liquid Architecture and Room40 for each iteration of the series. The series runs in parallel with MUMA's exhibition program with occasional direct dialogues  with  particular  exhibition projects.

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