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Displaced Horizons (free)

  • Humanities Building, 7th floor 455 North Park Street Madison, WI, 53706 United States (map)

Music and multimedia combine in a one-night art show exploring humanity's relationship with water. Info

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Madison-based musician and photographer Rob Lundberg (whose projects have included the math-rock band Jobs and the improvisational trio Nestle) has been exploring his fascination with the environment and how humans relate to it through Terra Incognita, a series of recent multimedia art endeavors and workshops. (Full disclosure: Lundberg has worked with Tone Madison on booking several music events.) His latest effort, Displaced Horizons, examines how people interact with water, and takes an approach that Lundberg describes as "resistant to practices that fix water as an abstract resource and instead animate our subjective experiences of water in the landscape." At this art opening and performance, that'll mean a few things: A multi-channel video installation that Lundberg created in collaboration with filmmaker Dylan McLaughlin and New Mexico-based musician and artist Chris Jonas, a display of "printed materials including musical score and a program of text and images," and music composed by Lundberg and Jonas. The performance, kicking off at 7 p.m., brings together some special talents: Lundberg on bass, Jonas (who has collaborated with avant-jazz luminaries like Anthony Braxton) on sax and vibraphone, Deerhoof's John Dieterich on guitar, Chicago-based percussionist Ryan Packard (whose projects have included Wei Zhongle), and Bay Area resident Cory Wright (who has worked with musicians including Yusef Lateef) on flute, clarinet, and bass clarinet. —Scott Gordon

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