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Nona Hendryx & Nick Cave

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Exhibiting artist Nick Cave teams up with legendary soul singer Nona Hendryx for an evening of music and art in the galleries and on stage. Hendryx rose to prominence as one-third of the trio Labelle and has continued to break barriers and defy expectations in the four decades since, including memorable recordings and performances with Prince, Peter Gabriel, and Talking Heads. Cave’s Until becomes a whole new work when animated by live performance. Do whatever it takes to be here because tickets will sell out fast — limited preferred tickets include exclusive gallery performance.

In the Hunter Center, Hendryx and Dr. Richard Boulanger stage and perform eight episodes from their electronic opera The Sound of Dreaming, with an ensemble of virtuoso musicians, singers, app developers, and interactive system designers from the Berklee College of Music. In The Sound of Dreaming, Hendryx performs remixes of her classic hits in a club, but as she falls asleep after the show, her dreams take her into a high-tech lab where her voice, brainwaves, biodata, and musical DNA are uploaded into singing toys and machines. Toys come to life and wake her into a new reality in which she has been reborn as a TransHuman Diva. In The Sound of Dreaming, music, art, performance, and custom innovative technologies combine for a semi-staged version of core elements from the opera. The designers, programmers, engineers, and makers have created hybrid software/hardware instruments and custom apps that enable wireless, brainwave, and biosensor control and transformation of live audio and video.

7pm Preferred in Nick Cave: Until
8pm General admission and preferred ticket-holders in the Hunter Center

Starring Nona Hendryx and Richard Boulanger, the performing ensemble includes Chris Konopka, Nikhil Singh, Emmett Palaima, Blake Adelman, and Claire Marie Lim.

 

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