Rondo Scordatura, the Midway Exhibition

January 24—January 31, 2013, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 10:00 am-5:00 pm
January 25, 2013, Sun/Fri/Sat 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Theresa Antonellis
413-545-0792

Rondo Scordatura

Rondo: A canon where the melody is sung in two or more voices. After the first voice begins, the next voice starts singing after a couple of measures are played in the preceding voice. All parts repeat continuously.

Scordatura: The retuning of a stringed instrument in order to play notes below the ordinary range of the instrument or to produce an unusual tone color.

This installation is a collaboration conceived by four second-year MFA students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Studio Art Department: Lauren Kohne, Nour Bishouty, Priya Nadkarni, Tom Prutisto. Each artist came independently to bring new materials to the gallery and build upon an installation. Only the next artist in line was able to see the last artist's contribution--creating a situation of a "blind" collaboration similar to an exquisite corpse exercise. The final result of the installation remained unknown to all the participating artists throughout the duration of its formation.

Opening reception Thursday, January 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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Directions:

The Student Union Art Gallery is located at the center of the UMass Amherst campus, on the south side of the Student Union building facing the pond. Is is a short walk from the campus garage.