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Turntable Drawing: Interactive Workshops and Performances | SF

Clay and Fischer’s ‘Turntable Drawings’ and Christine Marie’s ‘Shadows in Stereo’ are a series of interactive workshops and performances in MFA’s galleries, allowing visitors to play dozens of custom records on turntables in conjunction with ‘Stories,’ MFA’s Spring 2018 exhibition.

‘Turntable Drawings’ is a collaboration between composer Danny Clay and printmaker Jon Fischer. The pair manufactures records imprinted with mathematical textures, original recorded materials, and direct casts of existing LPs.

Turntable Drawings
February 27 to April 4, 2018 | 3-5 pm
April 7, 2018 | 6-8 pm
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, 1150 25th St, Building B, SF

A final performance includes a “turntable orchestra” on Saturday, April 7, inviting artists and students from various disciplines to interact with the soundscape.

Free and open to the public, these live experiments revisit the 20th century technologies of augmented reality (Marie) and vinyl records (Clay, Fischer). They invite visitors to participate in a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process.

Turntable Drawings Workshop Schedule

  • Saturday, February 24 | 3-5 pm with cellist Theresa Wong and bassist Jeff Denson
  • Saturday, March 10 | 3-5 pm with performance artist Amy Foote and poet Michael Wayne Turner III
  • Saturday, March 24 | 3-5 pm with poet Roy Doughty
  • Wednesday, April 4 | 3-5 pm with tape musician Greg Gorlen
  • Saturday, April 7 | 3-5 pm with Mana Saxophone Trio
  • Saturday, April 7 | 6-8 pm – Final Performance

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