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AUDIBLE GALLERY: John Preus: 'Slow Sound'

Slow Sound features original instruments designed and constructed by John Preus, an artist, musician and woodworker. Each piece is made from scavenged furniture, including bedposts, headboards, tables and chairs; new works created specifically for this exhibition incorporate scraps collected from in and around ESS. Preus' profound appreciation for an object's physicality is 'slow' in the best possible sense: he respects the natural resources his raw materials are derived from, honors the sweat equity it took to fabricate them, and showcases their history and wear. By undoing these objects' obsolescence, Preus not only revives their utility, he re-invests in their social capital.

Curated by Thea Liberty Nichols and presented by Experimental Sound Studio.


GALLERY HOURS: Saturday & Sunday, 1pm–5pm

OR email to schedule an appointment

OPENING RECEPTION: 09.27.13, 6pm–9pm

Special performance by New Material (Mikel Avery, Todd Cowen, LeRoy Bach, John Preus) at around 7pm.

WORKSHOP: 10.13.13, 12pm–4pm

Preus will lead participants through the process of constructing an amplified thumb piano. Parts provided and assembly occurs at the workshop.


Preus has invited a selection of local musicians to perform at ESS using the instruments on view in the exhibit.

Earlier Event: September 22
Workshop: Elliott Sharp
Later Event: October 18
Hosler/Dimuzio/Schmidt & Wobbly