Tony Conrad
Tony Conrad.

Artist talk | Tony Conrad

October 12, 2013 – 3pm to 6pm

As part of the 15th edition of send + receive: a festival of sound, Plug In ICA is pleased to present “SOUND IDEAS: THOUGHTS ABOUT HISTORY AND ACTIONS IN THE PRESENT”, an artist talk by Tony Conrad on Saturday, October 12 at 3:00 pm.  This event will take place at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art and will be followed by a reception on the roof terrace.

Musician/composer, filmmaker, writer/lecturer, conceptual and installation artist, Tony Conrad defies categorization. Through all of these mediums his work transcends the expectations of the forms, whether he is cooking reels of film in different sauces, painting a sheet of paper white and calling it a movie, or extending drone music. Tony Conrad has contributed to the history of many mediums and impacted their futures profoundly.

A pioneering force behind the evolution of American minimalism, Conrad works within the idea of Eternal Music, a droning, mesmerizing performance idiom which employs long durations, amplification and precise pitch to explore new worlds of sound. This aspect of Conrad’s work is what led to his critical inclusion at this year’s 15th edition of the send + receive: a festival of sound. Equally well know for his contribution to the experimental and structuralist film genres through his early works The Flicker, Sukiyaki Film and conceptual Yellow Movies, Conrad is highly regarded in many different artistic circles for his innovative and distinct oeuvre.

Tony Conrad’s performance “Live Solo Performance for Amplified Violin” will take place at the Atomic Centre on Friday, October 11, starting at 7:30 pm.

Complete details on these events and more at send + receive.