FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2021
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS AARON TAYLOR KUFFNER’S GAMELATRON
NEW LONDON – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibition on Saturday, Feb. 27 by conceptual artist, sculptor and composer Aaron Taylor Kuffner. Encountering Resonance: Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s Gamelatron will be on view through May 23.
A Gamelatron is a sound-producing kinetic sculpture presented as site-specific installations and stand-alone art works. Based on the Indonesian music tradition known as gamelan, they are made from bronze and iron instruments that are retrofitted with mechanical mallets on sculptural mounts. The elegant sculptures are connected to a computer that transmits digital compositions into an array of electrical pulsations, resulting in a ghostly, musical automaton.
“We are thrilled to bring this immersive artistic experience to the Lyman Allyn,” said Museum Director Sam Quigley, who is known as an expert in Asian and Indonesian music in his own right. “It promises to actively engage our visitors in an intermingling of ancient art and music and modern technology.” [Read more…]