Experience the collection in new ways as musicians and sound-artists transform the galleries with sonic installations. This year we provide a new experience with filmed performances in the galleries streamed online. Patrick McMinn will perform a 20-minute concert inspired by the Florentine painting entitled Ideal City from the Walters collection. In the artist’s words: “I feel a certain kinship with this painting, but also a trepidation and agoraphobia at the open spaces that have been exposed.” Through this concert, McMinn hopes that the musical structures of his original composition will mirror those of the painting, both in attention to ratio and perspective and in the eerie starkness that has come to embody the collective daily experience.
About the Artist
Patrick McMinn is a composer, sound designer, and multimedia artist. He builds dense, melancholy soundscapes out of trumpets, synthesizers, homebuilt software, and bits of cultural detritus. He is interested in generative, emergent systems and emulations of natural structures as well as direct, programmatic statements and song-suites. He is conscious of, and relishes in, the inherent conflict between these two modes of creation. While he often works and performs alone, he believes deeply in the artistic community.
McMinn is an active collaborator in Baltimore and beyond, having worked with Dan Deacon, Future Islands, William Cashion, Lower Dens, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Frith and Inlé, Mind on Fire, and Eze Jackson. He is a member of the dream-folk band Cora Sone as well as the anti-marching band Bedlam Brass. Patrick’s most recent record is called There Was A Time When The World Was Suffused With Light, and was released in the Spring of 2018 on Canadian Duck Tapes.
Please note: This event is virtual and is available exclusively on our Facebook and YouTubepages. You don’t need an account on either platform to enjoy the program.
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