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Autumn Equinox

When: Sat., Sept. 20, 3-7 p.m. 2014

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox with an afternoon of sonic explorations and experiments at the IMA. Minneapolis’ Beatrix*JAR will create a sonic playground with all sorts of kitschy toys and electronics for you to play with. Brian McCutcheon has created an interactive sculpture called Water Mining alongside collaborators Michael Drews and Jordan Munson. They’ll launch a specially modded boat and perform live in tandem with the response to underwater soundscapes broadcast by the sculpture. Stuart Hyatt’s performance is particularly interesting – he solicited tons of guitar players to gather under existing 100 Acres sculpture Team Building (Align) to gentle strum the E major power chord right at 5 p.m. then, all players will slowly increase volume until what organizers call a “sonic volcano” is achieved. Here’s more: “The work has dual roots in both academic -— think John Cage compositions and Fluxus events - and popular culture — think Wayne’s World and Spinal Tap. The setting pays tribute to land and environmental art by responding to the existing topography, but leaves nothing behind except the visual and aural memories of the event.” Don’t worry about bringing food – food trucks and other amenities will be on hand.

Find much more information about the event here.

Price: Free.

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