David Jensenius The Elora Piano
David Jensenius: The Elora Piano
May 24 to July 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24, 2014. 2pm – 4pm
In the Minarovich Gallery – Elora Centre for the Arts
As a building moves, creaks and groans, its sounds are transformed into a score continuously played by a grand piano. The Elora Piano, a sound installation by David Jensenius, lets all those who wander into the Elora Centre for the Arts experience the building’s own composition.
During his residency at ECFTA Jensenius explored the building (formerly the Elora Public School) and the various groups, organizations, artists, children and adults that occupy the physical, intellectual and energetic space of Elora Centre for the Arts. His residency set the stage for Jensenius’ exhibition, wherein the artist will wire the building for activity and sound which in turn will be transformed and played through instruments stationed in the gallery as an ongoing, reactionary, musical composition. A recording and/or live stream of the sound will also be made available through our website.
We are pleased to present this exhibition in connection with the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound, June 5 to 15, 2014 www.openears.ca
About the Artist
David Jensenius is a composer who utilizes collage, phonography and electronics to create sonically challenging listening experiences. David is a member of SPURSE, a research and design collaborative that catalyzes critical issues into collective action, and a founder of the improvisational group Polish Club. Through playful transformation of conce
ptual and material systems, David develops problems worth having, engaging across scales and complexities both human and nonhuman. David’s work has been exhibited internationally including New York (Issue Project Room, Union Square Farmers Market, and Columbia University), Kansas City (Grand Arts), Cleveland (Inginuity Festival), London (Reonance FM), Poland (Galeria Arsenal Bialystok). Recently in Ontario, SPURSE created a mobile sound installation app for CAFKA 2011 called MATR. www.david.jensenius.org
Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville Street, Elora, Ontario, N0B 1S0. 519-846-9698.
The Minarovich Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Saturday and Sunday, 12noon – 4pm. Closed holidays.