War Tuba Recital

7:00 pm

July 5, 2019

Presa House Gallery is pleased to present Steve Parker: War Tuba Recital. The 2018 Tito’s Art Prize winning exhibition presented by Austin’s Big Medium will be reconfigured to accomodate the unique rooms and spaces of the Presa House. The exhibition is conceived of as an ongoing performance where visitors realize a series of compositions using sonic headdresses, invented instruments, and graphic notation. War Tuba Recital examines the history of conflict through sound. Combining military artifacts (acoustic locators, air raid sirens, leaflet propaganda of Dr. Seuss, coded radio transmissions, the WWII Ghost Army, and the weaponization of marching bands) with the sonic philosophies of John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, and Cornelius Cardew, items are transformed into tools for awareness, discovery, and renewal. The opening reception will be held First Friday, July 5 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM and features a performance by Texas native and NYC bassist Tom Blancarte and Danish American saxophonist, vocalist and composer Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen. War Tuba Recital will be on view by appointment July 5 through July 27, 2019.