Monday, April 25, 2011

Kiwi accoustic artist Annea Lockwood resonates again in Wellington show

"Burning Piano," by Annea Lockwood

On 27 April, the artist known for her drowning or torching of pianos--Annea Lockwood--opens “The Sound Map of the Housatonic River in Wellington, New Zealand.
Born in Christchurch, NZ in 1939, Lockwood, brings to her sound stage the natural forces of the Housatonic, from its sources in the Berkshire Mountains to the river’s mouth at Milford, Long Island Sound, according to the show’s official news release.
Annea Lockwood
Annea Lockwood
The Peter McCleavey Gallery in Wellington hosts the installation. Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University in the Kiwi capital joined to bring the artist back from New York.

She has lived in the United States since 1973.

Her new sound map joins the Our Name: The Commons Project, a series of performances seeking to “create an experience of common ground “within the fabric of Wellington,” organizers stated.

In 2005, Lockwood finished a four-year project , “A Sound Map of the Danube,¨ mapping sounds of the entire river, and in Lockwood´s own words in June 2007: “…incorporating a wide variety of water, animal and underwater insect sounds, rocks from the riverbed and the voices of those whose lives are intimately connected to the river.”

Annea Lockwood, making a musical statement broader than the eye can see.

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