Instrument Body

“Instrument—Body” is a series of performances, presented in conjunction with the seminar of the same name and curated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, artist, writer, and cellist Ethan Philbrick, that will stage musical encounters in site-specific locations across the Wesleyan University campus this fall. The series investigates how artists across experimental music, sound art, sculpture, new media, and performance use sonic objects and instrumental relations to negotiate systems of domination.

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The works by these visiting artists examine the tension between being and playing a body and an instrument through both improvised and scored compositions. What does it mean to make yourself an instrument? To be instrumentalized? Is the instrument an extension of the body or a body all its own, and what does it mean to play and be played by it?

Click here to view past events as part of this series.