Helen Gillet is a singer-songwriter and surrealist- archeologist who explores synthesized sounds, textures, and rhythms using an acoustic cello. For Mending the Sky, she is creating a series of three solo performances that respond musically to the artists and ideas explored in the exhibition. Weaving together a soundscape of cello, drum machine, sounds in nature, loop pedal, poetry, and storytelling, these concerts explore the vibrations of sonic disturbance: the tipping points where swollen rivers of human tension and natural imbalances flood the banks of an unsustainable society. Gillet’s performances respond to quarantine, friction, and trauma as they search for equilibrium and seek to create spaces of empowerment.
Each of these solo performances will take place within the galleries Mending the Sky and stream for free on NOMA’s website and social media channels to offer a wide audience an intimate musical experience at a time when few opportunities for live music exist.
The performances will be livestreamed on Sunday, October 11, December 6, and January 31 at 6 pm on the home page of noma.org.
View previously recorded concerts on YouTube.
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