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Artists on Art: Amirtha Kidambi

The World Is Sound

Friday, December 15, 2017
6:15 PM–7:00 PM
Free with Museum Admission

On select Friday nights at 6:15 p.m., artists will talk about their work and present sonic experiences in the intimate setting of The World Is Sound exhibition.

This week’s edition features the jazz and experimental musician Amirtha Kidambi in conversation with the Rubin Museum’s Head of Programs, Dawn Eshelman.

Admission to the Museum’s galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the talk are free but limited in availability and given on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:45 p.m. Limit two tickets per person.

An ASL interpreter will be present at the event.

The World Is Sound exhibition is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Major support is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Rasika and Girish Reddy. The Rubin also thanks Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram and contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund.


About the Artist

Amirtha Kidambi is invested in the performance and creation of music, from free improvisation and jazz, to experimental bands and new music. She is a soloist, collaborator, and ensemble member in groups including Charlie Looker’s dark folk band Seaven Teares, Mary Halvorson’s newest quintet Code Girl, analog percussion and light ensemble Ashcan Orchestra, and Darius Jones’ vocal quartet Elizabeth-Caroline Unit. As an improviser, she has played with Matana Roberts, Tyshawn Sorey, Daniel Carter, Ava Mendoza, Peter Evans, Trevor Dunn, and many innovators in the New York scene. Recent collaborations include the premiere of AACM founder and composer/pianist Muhal Richard Abrams’ Dialogue Social, Darius Jones’ The Oversoul Manual at Carnegie Hall, a premiere of electronic composer Ben Vida’s work Slipping Control for voice and electronics with Tyondai Braxton at the Borderline Festival in Athens, Greece, the premiere of the late Robert Ashley’s final opera CRASH at the Whitney Biennial, a Jazz Gallery commission for Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl, the premiere of William Parker’s Soul of Light, and a commission from the Jerome Foundation for her quartet Elder Ones at Roulette and artist residency at EMPAC to record the group’s debut album.