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Music Department Residency
Iced Bodies: Ice Music for Dartmouth
by Seth Parker Woods and Spencer Topel
Cellist Seth Parker Woods and Dartmouth composer Spencer Topel reimagine a 1970s Fluxus classic.
Free, no tickets required
A 1970s Fluxus classic is reimagined for today in this performance by Woods (“a cellist of power and grace” –The Guardian) and Topel, a composer, sound artist and Dartmouth music professor. Donning a wetsuit, Woods plays a cello made of dyed-black ice, outfitted by Topel with transmitters, whose signals Topel processes in real time. Woods rubs, scrapes and even hacks away at his melting instrument—drawing from it sound he likens to previously “frozen” voices of the Black Lives Matter movement.
90-150 minutes; audience may come and go
Pre-Show Artist Talk
Thu, April 26, 6 pm, Free
Black Family Visual Arts Center, Student Gallery
Collaborators Seth Parker Woods and Spencer Topel introduce their one-of-a-kind work in a pre-show Q&A. Info: 603.646.2010