What you hear in the Fern Room is Psychotropic Electric Eel Dream IV by composer musician, and visual artist ROB MAZUREK. The sounds in this composition were generated by electric eels at the National Institute of Research and Technology in Manaus, Brazil. Mazurek recorded them between 2000 and 2008, and has since used them in several music compositions, recordings, and installations. In this iteration of the work, he combines them with analog synthesis to create an undulating and radiant sonic texture. By placing the sounds in loudspeakers overhead, our typical relationship to the eels is reversed: they are above us, not underwater, and we can imagine ourselves submerged.
Sunday, April 2, 3-5pm
About the Artist
Rob Mazurek is a composer, musician and visual artist who works in a variety of creative contexts. His music, though rooted in jazz and improvisation, extends into a wide range of projects that defy simple categorization. He regularly presents concerts throughout the world and has more than 60 recordings to his credit. His visual artwork includes painting, constructions, sculpture and installation with a focus on gesture and vibration.