Saturday, 3 November 2018

Meet me at the maze

Polly Apfelbaum at Ikon Gallery
Polly Apfelbaum at Ikon Gallery
New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum's exhibition, Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers) is on at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and on Friday 9 November 2018, the vocal ensemble echo is giving a performance at the gallery in response to Apfelbaum's work. Meet you in the Maze is inspired by Apfelbaum's artistic practice; her work features large-scale colourful installations of textiles, ceramics and drawings and the concert's theme stems from Apfelbaum’s statement that, when creating her work, she often follows where her materials lead her.

The ensemble has selected pieces of music from across nine centuries which resonate with Apfelbaum’s artistic practice, including Meredith Monk's The Games, Steve Reich's famous Clapping Music, an arrangement of James Blake's Meet you in the maze, and music by Arvo Part, Dufay, Hildegard of Bingen, and many more.

The concert will be a promenade, taking performers and audience through the exhibition combining music with Apfelbaum's work to create a unique experience.

Full details from the Ikon Gallery website.

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