Le Laboratoire Cambridge + Non-Event present
Material Dialogues, an artist talk by
JASON SANFORD is an artist working to synthesize the realms of the sonic and the somatic. Trained in sculpture and performance art, for more than twenty years he has been innovating and inventing new musical instruments and using them to perform with his band, Neptune. In early 2017, he toured ten countries in Europe, playing 35 shows in 40 days, with his newer band project, E, to support their recently released and critically acclaimed debut album (available on Thrill Jockey Records.) He also appears frequently with the sound and dance collaborative ensemble, Sliver Foxes, which he co-founded. Sliver Foxes works to dissolve the distinction between musician and dancer by engaging movement-participants with Sanford’s sound-scupture instruments and installations. Sanford has performed in museums and galleries, in music venues, in loft spaces, in squats, on boats, and even in a moving bus. He has also taught sound and electronics for artists at the Massachusetts College of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. After releasing eleven albums, and years of touring the U.S. and Europe, he continues to question what music is, and what it is for.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.