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Guillermo Galindos artistic work sweeps across musical boundaries, flowing from symphonic compositions to performance art installations and beyond.
For Resonance, Galindo and his ensemble will perform "Resonant Shadows/ Circular Calls" on instruments made from immigrants personal belongings found along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artists musical sculpturesmade with abandoned clothing, animal bones, bullet casings, a truck tire, and small, evocative ephemera such as a toothbrush or comband original scores form part of Border Cantos, an exhibition made in collaboration with celebrated photographer Richard Misrach, opening at the San Jose Museum of Art on February 25, 2016. Neon is normally odorless and colorless, reacting with no one, not even itself. Abundant in the universe, uncommon on Earth, it drifts aloof from any bond. When isolated by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers inside a vacuum tube in 1898, the noble gas betrayed its excitement in brilliant red. That excitement, glowing within Georges Claudes ingeniously curved lamps since 1923, has captured our imaginations ever since. Join Resonance host, Nicole Minor in conversation with performer, composer, and ethnomusicologist A.J. Racy.
Dr. Racy ushered in the third season of Resonance on December 10th, 2015 with a range of compositions and improvisations that explore ancient modes and forms endemic to Middle Eastern cultures. Watch celebrated artist Alexa Meade transform a live model into a seemingly two-dimensional tableau.
Reversing the tradition of trompe loeil, the Renaissance painting technique in which objects appear real, Alexa Meade painstakingly applies acrylic paint onto actual people and objects, creating illusions of seamless, two-dimensional portraits. Unified by bold brushwork reminiscent of mid-20th-century painting styles, her subjects appear flattened, as if painted on canvas, even when viewed from different angles. Meades work invites a deep exploration into the nature of perception, the role of photography in viewing ephemeral artworks, and the sudden intimacy of portraiture.
Watch selects from the Kronos Quartet's April 9, 2015 performance at the Exploratorium as part of the Resonance series. Works excerpted are: "Good Medicine" from Salome Dances for Peace, written for Kronos by Terry Riley, "Death to Kosmische," written for Kronos by Nicole Lize, and "Tr o Pood (Warp and Weft)"
written for Kronos by Sahba Aminikia, with a video by Vafa Khatami. Join Resonance host, Sarah Cahill, for an interview with the members of Kronos Quartet, as well as composer, Sahba Aminikia. French musician Colleens atmospheric compositions range from mysterious and contemplative to kinetic and playful. For Resonance, Colleen performed selections from her new album Captain of None, released in April 2015 on Thrill Jockey Records. Join host Nicole Minor as she interviews French musician, Colleen. Experimental physicist Carl Haber restores antique audio recordings too old, fragile, or damaged to be otherwise replayedincluding recordings made in wax, soot, and foil. Using optical scanning technologies from his work at CERN in Switzerland, Haber has recovered and preserved a diverse collection of deteriorating sonic artifacts, voices from the past that otherwise would have been lost. Robots have gone where no one has gone before and sent back photographs of things never before seen. Witness robot-captured photos of hellaciously hot venus, cryogenically cold Titan, and many places in between. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty to a brief exploration of the images that have captured our imaginations.