the-possible-impossible-thing-of-sound: Temporal Drum Set

Jun 26 — 29, 2018



Temporal Drum Set was an installation and concert by John Brennan that investigated the relationship between the sonic memory of instruments and improvisation.

Improvised sets by drummers Chris Corsano, Greg Saunier, and Mili Hong were emitted from a drum kit customized with transducers. By allowing the solos to be recalled directly from the drums, the installation considered how instruments retain memories from previous performers, and whether improvisers can transform their instrument’s tonality and timbre over time. Accessible during gallery hours in the Grand Luxe Hall, the installation consisted of Brennan’s sound sculpture and a listening station with interviews featuring project collaborators.

The hour-long concert featured performances from Brennan, Corsano, Hong, and Saunier with vocalist Rozie Jordan. 

Temporal Drum Set was presented in collaboration with Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, and as part of the-possible- impossible-thing-of-sound—a series of installations, programs, and concerts that investigated real and imagined sounds beyond the hearing spectrum.

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