Creative Immersion. Quiet moments at Nick Cave’s UNTIL exhibition observing the messaging, creativity and intricacies. Over 16000 objects just in this one alone. The scale of this is immense and love the themed spaces.
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New Book. The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre & Vocality in African American Music, by Nina Sun Eidsheim. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. [ML3917 .U6 E35 2019] From the publisher: “Nina Sun Eidsheim traces the ways in which sonic attributes that might seem natural, such as the voice and its qualities, are socially produced. Eidsheim illustrates how listeners measure race through sound and locate racial subjectivities in vocal timbre—the color or tone of a voice. Eidsheim examines singers Marian Anderson, Billie Holiday, and Jimmy Scott as well as the vocal synthesis technology Vocaloid to show how listeners carry a series of assumptions about the nature of the voice and to whom it belongs.” Eidsheim is Professor of Musicology at University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice [ML3807 .E43 2015], also published by Duke University Press. The cover art is a Nick Cave Soundsuit, 2017. Photo by James Prinz Photography. #theraceofsound#ninasunedsheim#musicology#culturalstudies#timbre#vocality#africanamericanmusic#nickcaveartist#jamesprinzphotography#millsmusiclibrary
I thought it would be a good idea to climb the stairs to appreciate @nickcaveart Crystal Cloudscape from up high. Too bad I only remembered my fear of heights midway up the stairs 😂 although I look composed I was in the midst of a mini meltdown..
Chicago-based artist Nick Cave produces work in a wide range of mediums, including sculpture, installation, video, and performance. His creations, bursting with color and texture, are optical delights that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A deeper look reveals that they speak to issues surrounding identity and social justice, specifically race, gun violence, and civic responsibility.