Calendar: "Artist Talk: Geoffrey Farmer" and Frank Zappa-inspired DJ set

Event Description

Geoffrey Farmer speaks about Let’s Make the Water Turn Black, his immersive, mechanical play of collaged sound recordings and kinetic sculptures. Following the talk, join us on the terrace to hear the music of Frank Zappa, a major source of inspiration for Farmer, as guest DJ Miami artist Kevin Arrow plays vinyl selections from Zappa’s catalog.

Farmer will contextualize his newly opened installation at PAMM by sharing sound clips, video and other source material to illuminate his influences for his installation, which range from surrealism of the 1920s to 1960 countercultural movements and music. Finding parallels between artistic experimentation in music, such as Edgard Varèse’s idea of “organized sound” and later composers who collaged recordings, and the “cut up” method of writing popularized by William Boroughs in the 1960s, Farmer‘s piece results in a new experience of sound and narrative that employs both 20th century techniques and the algorithms of contemporary digital software.

Following the talk, join us on the Terrace to hear the music of Frank Zappa, a major source of inspiration for Farmer, as guest DJ Miami artist Kevin Arrow plays vinyl selections from Zappa’s catalog.