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China Blue's CD Release Party!

  • Location:
    New York

AC [ Direct ] 547 W. 27th St, #519 New York, NY 10001
a non-profit space, 501 (3) c

Join us for the CD release of China Blue's "Under Voices / Les Voix de la Tour Eiffel" on Saturday November 1, 2008, 4:00-6:00pm

With "Under Voices / Les Voix de la Tour Eiffel," China Blue discovers music in the vibrations of the Eiffel Tower

Since 1889, the world has assumed they knew the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. In October of 2007, international artist China Blue discovered a hidden dimension of the structure — its sound. Using scientific recording equipment, she reveals the structure to be a living, constantly fluxing, iron organism.

This architectural wonder produces a pulsing range of sounds, spanning from wind and traffic induced iron vibrations to the hum of the steel chassis in the machine room. Interlaced with these structural sounds are the human reverberations from the thousands of visitors.

These first ever sampled sounds are the basis of the work she just released: "Under Voices: Les Voix de la Tour Eiffel," available as CDs: http://cdbaby.com/cd/chinablue2 and limited edition thumb drives: http://cdbaby.com/cd/chinablue3 through CD Baby.

About the Artist: China Blue is an internationally exhibiting artist who pursues the intersection of sound and architecture. She was an adjunct professor and fellow at Brown University in the United States. Her work has been shown, galleries and non-profit spaces in Finland, Sweden, France and the US. She was the US representative at OPENXI in Venice Italy, an exhibition held in conjunction with the Architecture Biennale. Her work has been in the Melbourne International Arts Festival in Australia and the Armory Fair in New York. Her work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Art in America, Art Forum, artCritical, NY Arts to name a few. She has been interviewed by France 3 (TV), for the film "Com-mu-nity" produced by the Architecture Institute of America and was the featured artist for the 2006 annual meeting of the Acoustic Society of America.

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Gallery Hours:
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547 W. 27th St, #519 New York, NY 10001

Holly Crawford, Director: hc@artcurrents.org
Christine Licata, Gallery Manager: cl@artcurrents.org

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