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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.
Date & Time
January 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free; open to all. Light lunch provided.
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
Please note: You may wish to give yourself time to visit Here to Hear // Hear to Here before or after this presentation (six people at a time can engage with this installation).

Join musician and artist Brooks Frederickson for reflections on music and music-making and a visit to his interactive audio installation Here to Hear // Hear to Here, currently on view in the Ruby (Jan 14–Feb 16, 2020). Here to Hear // Hear to Here invites you to put on headphones and sing specific pitches following helpful cues. The sound of your voice triggers music to play—never the same, and only if you sing on key.

Regardless of your musical experience, if you participate in Here to Hear // Hear to Here, you are actively engaged in the act of making music. Being actively engaged with the music-making also prompts one to reconsider how they consume music.

How does our hearing of music change when we are a part of its creation? How does our focus change when our experience is unique and ephemeral? In this talk, Brooks shares the ideas and inspirations behind the installation and prompts us to consider our relationship to music, hearing, and location.

About the Speaker

Brooks Frederickson is a musician and artist based in Durham, North Carolina. His practice includes traditionally notated music for acoustic and electro-acoustic settings, recorded works for film and other media, interactive installations, and playing synth behind folk singers.

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