Do instruments retain sonic memories from previous performers? Can improvisers transform their instrument’s tonality and timbre over time? Vancouver musician/sound artist John Brennan sets out to answer these questions in The Temporal Drum Set, an immersive installation that investigates the relationship between the “sonic memory” of instruments and improvisation. A cast of drummers, including Chris Corsano, Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, and Mili Hong play live improvised sets in performance on June 26th. Their solos will be recalled by the sound sculpture for the duration of the installation.
Presented in collaboration between Western Front New Music and Coastal Jazz and Blues Society.