On golden hares (2018)
On golden hares is a project to release the acoustic organ from the confines of the church and spread its sounds from the inside out onto the streets for all. It has also been a compositional discovery for Matthews who has been playing and recording the Walloner church organ in Magdeburg over a month in this extraordinary city. Magdeburg has a history of destruction experiencing two periods of violent assault that all but destroyed it, resulting in a wide range of architecture from early Gothic to socialist to present day standing side by side providing homes and spaces to widely diverse and visible communities. Tourists and the river Elbe river add to the mix and Matthews has mapped her outcomes to the different streets, highlighting and responding to the shifting contexts. The resulting composition is minimal then lush, open to give you space to hear then demanding to colour your ride, frequencies harmonising then conflicting as they float and bounce from the sonic bike as you go. Look up. You just might hear something.
On golden hares is a commission from the Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen for Ambitus, Art and Music today, with the special addition that five new sonic bikes have been made to remain in Magdeburg for future projects. Keep in touch.
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AMBITUS. Art and Music today, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, 8 September 2018
In the course of the past decades the coexistence of the visual arts and music on an equal footing has resulted in a large number of artists whose work cannot be clearly allocated to only one of the two disciplines. Kunstmuseum Magdeburg presents these different themes concerning art and music by way of numerous examples from the fields of sculpture, installation and video in a major survey exhibition.
Artists: Werner Amann, Cory Arcangel, Candice Breitz, Robbie Cornelissen, William Engelen, Jonas Englert, Brian Eno, Douglas Henderson, Annika Kahrs, Rainer Kohlberger, Christina Kubisch, Kaffe Matthews, Bjørn Melhus, Michaela Melián, Haroon Mirza, People Like Us (Vicki Bennett), Anri Sala, Marc Sabat/Mareike Lee, Yehudit Sasportas, Richard T. Walker.