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February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free and open to the public

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series and Sonic Frontiers are proud to present renowned visual artist and composer Ben Vida in two appearances. Vida will deliver a public lecture Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in Gorgas Library 205 and give a performance Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall of Moody Music Building. 

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Vida will talk about his work in sound and visual art. On Thursday, Feb. 21, he will present a piece for live and fixed electronics that examines the physical dimensionality of sound. Utilizing analog and digital synthesizing systems, Vida’s work foregrounds the spacialization, morphology and mutability of sound objects through the use of psycho-acoustic processes. Read this online: https://art.ua.edu/news/ben-vida/

Ben Vida lives and works in New York, where he is a visual artist, composer and musician working in sound, performance, video, installation and 2D work. He has been an active member of the international experimental music community for two decades. In the mid-1990s, Vida co-founded the minimalist quartet Town & Country and released solo records under the moniker Bird Show. He has released records on numerous labels including Alku, PAN, Future Audio Graphics and Kranky, and his most recent LP Damaged Particulates was released on Shelter Press. His work has been featured in ArtforumModern PaintersThe Paris ReviewThe New York TimesArt ReviewThe WireThe Creators Project, and WIRED, among others. In addition to his musical endeavors, Vida has exhibited his work as a visual artist with recent solo exhibitions at Lisa Cooley Gallery in New York and 356 S. Mission Rd. in Los Angeles. His work has also been presented at the Guggenheim Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; PRESENCES électronique,GRM/INA, Paris; The Kitchen, New York; Performa Biennial, New York; EMPAC, Troy, New York; LEAP Gallery Berlin; Lampo, Chicago; Cricoteka, Kraków, Poland; The Artist’s Institute, New York; Sydney Opera House, Australia; LiveArtsWeek at Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; the Borderline Festival, Athens, Greece; and the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Meltdown Festival in London. He received his MFA from Bard College in Vermont. 

For more information about these events, contact Pete Schulte (pschulte@ua.edu).

Ben Vida’s lecture and concert are a collaboration of the Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series and the Sonic Frontiers Concert Series. They are sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, New College, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama. 

Image credit: Ben Vida.


Free and open to the public


February 21, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free and open to the public
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Moody Music Building Recital Hall
United States