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Echo Chamber Final Drawing Session

In the final percussion/drawing session for Echo Chamber, Mary Law and I strike the walls with silver thimbles on all our fingers, following the rhythms of Steve Reich's Clapping Music (1972). With each stroke, a little silver wears off and leaves a mark on the wall, a visual trace of our engagement with the music and each other. (more…)

— Linda Hutchins, April 5, 2013 / 1 Comments

Echo Chamber

Linda Hutchins: Echo Chamber
littlebigspace, 1341 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Albany, California
April 6 - May 4, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, April 6, 3-6 pm
Open Saturdays 11 to 3 and by appointment
contact: littlebigspace@gmail.com

The rhythms of Steve Reich's Clapping Music (1972) provide the structure for my silver wall drawing installation in the tiny gallery littlebigspace. Reich's minimalist composition is written for two performers to play entirely by clapping. I practiced the shifting part of the composition on my own today:

The rest of this week, leading up to the opening of the show Saturday, a succession of friends will join me to strike the companion rhythm on the opposite wall while I continue to practice the shifting part you see here. Wearing silver thimbles on all our fingers and striking the walls instead of clapping, we mark the walls with silver from our thimbles, leaving a visual trace of our engagement with the music and each other.

— Linda Hutchins, April 1, 2013 / 3 Comments