Mark Harris & Yoshi Nakamura: "木timbreland木"

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木timbreland木 is conceived as a concert for the trees of Valley Park in Camp Washington, Cincinnati. Conceived by Mark Harris, the event brings together Japanese artist Yoshi Nakamura, based in Baltimore, with Frog Hole?, a Cincinnati band. Nakamura is providing four sound sculptures made from chairs, copper tubing, feathers, stones and other materials and a series of visual scores for Frog Hole? to intepret. These unusual instruments, that can neither be tuned nor played conventionally, will produce an unpredictable variety of timbres appropriate for an audience of trees with unknown auditory capacities. Nakamura is artist with a profound hearing impairment who is nevertheless committed to making work about experimental sound and music. Without his cochlear implant Nakamura would be unable to hear anything. Frog Hole? will move around the entire park performing in turn each of the five visual scores that Nakamura has composed for the different groups of trees. Mark Harris works to highlight alternative paradigms for understanding the role of sound in contemporary life. Interested in acoustic imperfections and new definitions of noise and silence, he envisages 木timbreland木 enabling a fuller appreciation for the green ecology of Camp Washington and a greater curiosity for the sentient capacities of trees. 


木timbreland木draws attention to a community’s enjoyment of local resources of plants, trees, and parks for fuller engagement with this “nature in the city” to improve quality of life in a neighborhood transitioning from industrial to artistic hub.

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Cincinnati, OH 45225