Durational performance with Gavin Russom

Gavin Russom of The Crystal Ark performing at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Photo by Tariq Zeidan


Gavin Russom spent nearly four hours on Friday afternoon pushing the limits of Moog synthesizers at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design as part of a three-day series of Immersive, Improvisatory, Durational performances. Each performance is accompanied by a striking visual installation with films, projections and art by Hisham Bharoocha and Jesse Hlebo.

Photo by Tariq Zeidan
Photo by Tariq Zeidan

Russom has toured with LCD Soundsystem, and his most recent releases have been a product of The Crystal Ark, an electronic band he began in 2009 with filmmaker Viva Ruiz. The Crystal Ark is a “collaborative, body-centric, New York experimental pop project. … The group began when Russom asked Ruiz to write and sing Spanish lyrics over a pair of instrumentals he had created blending his signature hypnotic synthesizer sound with distinctly movement friendly beats,” according to the group’s bio.  The duo performs at the USCC basement tonight (Saturday) at 11 p.m.

Also be sure to stop by the last Durational Performance from  Dan Deacon this afternoon. He will be experimenting with sound from “Moogs across all platforms, from hardware to software, pedals to apps”  from 3-7 p.m. at the CCCD Gallery. Open to the public.


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