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Exhibition: “It’s Birds”


The Valentine
1015 E Clay St Richmond, VA 23219

Date & Time:

June 7, 2018



It’s Birds is a multi-channel sound installation that takes the sonic sensibilities from Watkins’s 2017 music release Respite and both deconstructs and expands its elements into a site specific piece. It utilizes synthesized sounds and heavily processed stringed instruments to maintain a meditative auditory experience while providing it’s listeners a different experience depending on their relation to the speakers, and embrace the randomization of un-synchronized audio loops to create an experience that doesn’t repeat the same way twice throughout it’s duration. Lastly It’s also a lighthearted sonic jab at the terrifying bird sounds being amplified at the nearby John Marshall Courts Building. It asks: if it’s possible to amplify actual bird sounds and cause repulsion, is it possible to amplify synthesized bird sounds and cause bliss?
Located @ The Valentine (rear entrance courtyard)
On View: JUNE 7 – 21,

My sound installation "It's Birds" is still running in the Gray Family Terrace at the The Valentine. Swing by and take a few minutes to listen. Tomorrow I'll also be performing as part of the Music in the Garden series. I go on at 6 sharp followed by the Prabir Mehta Trio. This event is free and everyone is welcome. #RVA #RVAMUSIC

Posted by dave watkins on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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