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Off the Grid

Off the Grid

Learn more about immersive IRL performance "Drum Grid"!


The closing date for artist and composer Raven Chacon’s solo exhibition at Jonson Gallery rapidly approaches. In conjunction with the “Lightning Speak” retrospective, a performance of Chacon’s composition “Drum Grid” is scheduled for April 29 at UNM. Devoted readers may recall our interview with Chacon. If not, refresh your memory here

On Friday, April 29, from 1 to 2 p.m., more than 20 members of massive local ensemble Death Convention Singers will congregate at the center of UNM’s Main Campus. For one hour, the drummers will play a game of percussive “telephone,” wherein noise traveling from players closest one another provides a compositional framework. Learn more about this immersive IRL concert at bit.ly/UNMDrumGridPeruse the vast membership list for Death Convention Singers at facebook.com/deathconventionsingers.

Scope A/V excerpts from the first “Drum Grid” performance below: 

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