Daniel Fishkin, a 2019 New Work Grantee, Presents “Solar Sounds Socrates”
“Daniel Fishkin will lead a performance/ritual with an orchestra of Solar Sounders. A Solar Sounder is a synthesizer played by sunlight. It works opposite from just about every other circuit you might encounter. Solar Sounders have no batteries, and no knobs; instead, its speaker output is governed by sunlight, powering an internal synthesizer that is designed to work with ever-fluctuating power source. The goal is not to conserve charge, but to make music. Daniel Fishkin will lead this performance, which will feature 15 unique solar synthesizers, accompanied by a large ensemble of artists in residence from Flux Factory. The performance will involve carefully moving the solar sounders in response to changing light conditions, unveiling and covering them with fabric, dancing with the instruments, and dispersing them throughout the assembled audience.
Socrates gets Flux’d! Long Island City artist residency and collective art space, Flux Factory, takes over the Park for an adventurous afternoon of performance, engagement, and installation activating The Socrates Annual exhibition. Come experience Flux’s core themes in action — collaboration, experimentation, and play — with current and past artists in residence.”
Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 12 – 4 PM
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106
Free and open to the public