by invitation only: An exclusive sound art performance





an Exclusive Sound Art Performance conducted by Kelly KaWai Lam and composed by Audrey Fernandez-Fraser

Two Performances on September 29th 6 p. m. and 7:30 p.m.

The performances will take place at the gallery as a part of VIP preview for John Aslanidis` solo exhibition Sonic New Wave,
on view at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts at 251 W 19th St., New York, NY 10011 during September 30th - November 7th, 2016.

The performances aim to explore the borders where the artist`s visual and musical language meet. The history of art includes numerous such experiments of collaborations between the visual and musical, expanding the dimensions of art itself.

Wassily Kandinsky, an early pioneer of abstraction whose influential essays emphasized the musical characteristics of art wrote in 1910, “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

Today we are happy announce the special collaboration to celebrate this great and long-lasting tradition of sound becoming visual and tangible.

Kelly KaWai Lam (Conductor)

Chinese conductor Kelly KaWai Lam has conducted orchestras and choirs in New York, Boston, London, Beijing, Paris and Kiev. Her performances blend human themes such as love, death, and happiness with her questioning of the evolving place of classical music in today’s world. Lam’s grounded and direct approach to conducting liberates the complex layers of music into meaning and experience for her audiences. 

Audrey Fernandez-Fraser (Composer)

A native of New York, composer Audrey Fernandez-Fraser weaves her academic training in Human Evolutionary Biology, Religion and Psychotherapy into music that is lyrical and poetic. Her piece brings viewers into the visual sonic network by reflecting a few of the patterns and dimensions of color, shape, and movement that we glimpse in Aslanidis’s work.

John Aslanidis (Artist)

An Australian artist, John Aslanidis explores the connection between visual imagery and sound. His complex, geometric paintings combine artistic intuition with mathematical precision, depicting networks of oscillating sound waves. Aslanidis’ vibrant images provoke a complex sensory response in viewers, blurring the line between sight and sound in a suggestion of the neurological phenomenon synesthesia, where the senses become connected.

This event is BY INVITATION ONLY. For further information, please contact us at (646) 902-1389. This event is held in cooperation with Australia Council for the Arts.