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Fire Organ at National Sawdust
October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $29.00
The many-headed hydra of flame tubes arrives at National Sawdust on October 15 for a spectacular showcase of sound and fire. Multisensory artists Ziemba, P. Spadine, and Levy Lorenzo perform new works designed to reveal the interconnectedness between music and the physical nature of sound.
Designed and built by Guerilla Science, the Fire Organ is the ultimate analog sound visualizer. Using any kind of sound input — from voices to acoustic instruments to electronics — the Fire Organ creates new ways of understanding and experiencing music by revealing the shape and motion of sound waves through a dance of flames.
This performance is the culmination of months of work each artist has spent exploring the custom-built Fire Organ. Ziemba (aka René Kladzyk), known for her otherworldly songs, will sonically activate flames and fragrant scents in a thoroughly synesthetic performance. Spadine, leader of Ashcan Orchestra, works with a passel of literal bells and whistles as well as homemade electronics, developing new methods for flames to drive sounds while sounds in turn drive flames. Percussionist and electronics visionary Lorenzo explores provocative and new ways for humans to use their bodies to make sound, seeing its sonic effects reflected in the fire.