• Chinese Cocktail listening party with Robert Wilhite

    October 14, 2012 7:30 PM ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles

    15 Years in 15 Days: Day 14 /

    VOLUME 14
    Chinese Cocktail
    listening party with Robert Wilhite Talk with the artist about his musical sculptures, view past performances, and participate in hands-on demonstration for audience members of instruments. Hosted by Shana Lutker and Aram Moshayedi.

    Originally performed in 1978 at the San Francisco Art Institute as Chinese Cocktail and then at the Newport Harbor Museum of Art as Ido Ceremonial Music, Wilhite’s musical performances attempt to demonstrate the potential sounds of otherwise mute objects.

    The concert is played on Wilhite’s musical sculptures––a combination of original instruments from 1978 and a number of re-imagined objects produced specifically for this event, including Cone,Cube, Sphere, Silent CubeBlack BoxBlack BallSilent Harp, and Spinners.

    X-TRA presented a re-staging of Robert Wilhite’s Chinese Cocktailas part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival on January 24 2012.

    Learn more about X-TRA’s presentation of Chinese Cocktail here.

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