February 6, 2016
Special Saturday night event: conceptual field recordings from Katie Shlon with Natalie Gonzalez. 8:00 p.m. Free, BYOB.
For this Transistor event, Katie Shlon will be joined by Natalie Gonzalez for an unveiling of 'Play Some Songs to Make the Plants Grow.' The pair will playback cassette field recordings of site-specific, improvised music in response to vernacular art sites where landscape and architecture are main features. The recordings were made on a 3-week road trip across the Western United States in May and June of 2015. Stories from the road will be told and disposable camera prints will be passed around to re-create the atmosphere of each site.
Katie Shlon is an interdisciplinary artist and musician living in Greensboro, North Carolina. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has recently performed and exhibited works at Titanik Galleria in Turku, Finland, Urban Gray Ballroom in Greensboro, North Carolina, and on AcreTV. Visit her website.
Natalie Gonzalez was born in La Paz, Mexico and currently lives and works in Chicago. She has studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA '15) and the Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy. Visit her website.
Listen to an original piece Katie created for Transistor Radio's Bring Your Own Beat.