January 19, 2022

Kreielsheimer Visiting Artist Spring Lecture Series: Music at the Border of Sound with Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney

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Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Jundt Art Center & Museum Jundt Auditorium 110 Spokane, WA 99258



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  • Academics
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About This Event

Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney are musicians who have released 5 albums as a duo, as well as co-creating and performing compositions for orchestras, voices, electronics, video, and non-traditional instrumentations. They describe their work as music on the border of sound, working with sensory substitution “through a poetic lens of sound and image.” Kang and Kenney will share their collaborative and solo works and discuss their process in the Summer Residency at Laboratory, Spokane. Their lecture will also include a presentation on the January 2022 exhibition at Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center, as part of Mill Canyon Sound Actions collective.

About the Artists: Eyvind Kang is a Faculty Professor, Co-Director of Composition and Experimental Sound Practices, Performer-Composer, and Experimental Pop at the California Institute of Art. As a violist he has been featured by a wide range of independent musicians including Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, the Sun City Girls, and Secret Chiefs. His ongoing, genre defying collaboration with composer and singer Jessika Kenney has been described as "serious, refined music" (The New York Times), taking the form of sound actions and installations, choral and orchestral works, and minimalist vocal and string arrangement, with two releases on Ideologic Organ (2011, 2013) curated by Stephen O'Malley.

Jessika Kenney is an experimental vocalist, composer, and teacher. She is known for performance of Indonesian vocal music (sindhenan), and Persian vocal music (radifs), as well as compositions drawing on elements of both. The Boston Globe called Kenney's singing "pure tones that emanate not just from the center of her being but seemingly from far back in time." She has an upcoming performance as part of Lifes exhibition at the Hammer Museum in March 2022.