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Sinha, Lowe + Yeh


Friday, June 23, 2017
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Join three performing artists featured in The World Is Sound for a highly personal and experimental exploration of identity through voice and music in response to the exhibition. The program will feature a solo vocal presentation of a work-in-progress by Samita Sinha and a first-ever collaboration between Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and C. Spencer Yeh incorporating voice as well as violin and modular synthesizer. The concert will be followed by a discussion moderated by exhibition curator Risha Lee.

These artists are among several contributing to the exhibition’s “Sound of Creation” recording project, designed to create and share a space for deep listening.

This 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 Artists

Samita Sinha is a composer and vocal artist who combines tradition with experiment to create new forms. She has received awards from National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and National Performance Network among others, and commissions from Performance Space 122 and Asia Society. Her solo work “Cipher” toured nationally (The Kitchen, Wexner Center for the Arts, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and REDCAT), and she has collaborated as composer/ performer for dance and theater works by Dean Moss, Fiona Templeton, Daria Fain and Robert Kocik, and Sekou Sundiata.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is an artist and composer who works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music. Most recently, creating work with modular synthesizer for both sound and video has been a focus of live performance and installation. Robert has collaborated with Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Sabrina Ratté, Rose Lazar, Nicolas Becker, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Tarek Atoui, Philippe Parreno, Evan Calder Williams, Ariel Kalma, Lucky Dragons, Alexandra Wolkowicz, Biba Bell, ADULT., Doug Aitken, and Rose Kallal, as well as many others. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

C. Spencer Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well his music project Burning Star Core. Recent presentations of his work include “Sound Horizon” at the Walker Art Center Minneapolis, “Closer to the Edge” in Singapore, and “Crossing Over” in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, “Martha Friedman: Some Hags” at the NYU IFA Great Hall NYC, “Ed Atkins: Performance Capture” at the Kitchen NYC, “Great Tricks From Your Future” at D-CAF in Cairo Egypt, Borderline Festival in Athens Greece, and the Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival. Yeh collaborated with Triple Canopy in the Whitney Biennial 2014, and was included in the performance program for Greater New York 2015 at MoMA/PS1.

Risha Lee is a curator at the Rubin Museum of Art, where most recently she organized OM Lab. Previously, she was the Assistant Curator of South and Southeast Asian art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where she curated exhibitions on cross-cultural topics within and around South and Southeast Asia, frequently juxtaposing historical and contemporary art, and worked on projects to enhance audience engagement with the art and ideas in the collection. She has taught a wide variety of courses at Columbia University and the American University of Beirut. She graduated from Harvard College and received her Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University.

Advance Tickets: $20.00

Day of: $25.00

Members Advance: $18.00

Members Day of : $22.50