SEVEN COUNT: “After the Tone”
September 14 - October 19
Running from September 14 through October 19, 2019, the Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery presents After the Tone, a unique multidisciplinary, improvisational, multimedia installation which will include two separate live performances created by the artist collective Seven Count: Angus McCullough, Jake Nussbaum and Adam Tinkle.
On September 14, 6.30 pm, Seven Count will play a variety of instruments (trumpet, saxophone, guitar, percussion) and a vast library of samples, taking audiences on a genre-bending improvisatory trip embedded in the immersive installation they created specifically for the Courthouse Gallery. (Lake George Arts Project Jazz Weekend fans, note that this event takes place between sets of musicians performing in nearby Shepard Park, allowing time to attend both.) There will be a closing reception on October 19, 4 – 6 pm, including a second live performance at 5 pm that is the culmination of content gathered during this 5-week exhibition. All events are FREE.
The exhibition After the Tone is expected to evolve in response to viewer participation. Adam Tinkle, Seven Count member, explains: “After the Tone is an immersive, interactive collage in multiple media: including sound installation, archival ephemera on paper and video, and a deck of cards for divination and creative strategy. The continuous soundscape projected from around the gallery offers a space for meditative reflection, while the other elements suggest new ways to listen and provide pathways for discovery and inspiration. Though disparate in form, these varied threads all emerge from the artists’ years-long process of improvised music-making, pirate radio broadcasting, collaboration with friends and strangers, and resulting development of a cosmology of sound and social interaction.”
Seven Count is Angus McCullough, Jake Nussbaum and Adam Tinkle. Its collective output to date includes two LPs of music (on Risky Forager Records), three gallery exhibitions (at Border Patrol in Portland, ME, at BUOY in Kittery, ME, and at Community Arts Phoenixville, PA), an editioned ‘zine with cassette (shown at artist book fairs across the Northeast), a sonic dinner and tea ceremony, as well as numerous live performances and radio broadcasts.
This exhibition is funded in part by the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust; Adirondack Studios; the Community Exchange Foundation; Mannix Marketing; the New York State Council on The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment.
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