@ THE UNSOUND FESTIVAL: Mapping Sound in Art with Kabir Carter

Last week, The Unsound Festival kicked off in New York City, offering a full slate of concerts, multi-media performances, lectures, screenings, and other types of events in various venues around the city. Known for its eclectic range of electronic artists and genres, Unsound has traveled far from its Polish roots in Krakow for its inaugural week in the U.S.

The MMiXdown spoke with sound artist Kabir Carter, who will be moderating a festival panel on the role of sound in art at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building in the East Village this weekend.

Kabir Carter’s award-winning sound, performance, and installation work has been presented at 16Beaver, apexart, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Diapason, d.u.m.b.o. arts center, PS122 Gallery, Share, Socrates Sculpture Park, and The Stone in NYC, and he’s been a member of the analog sound synthesis ensemble Analogos since 2005. Carter has been an artist-in-residence at LMCC/Workspace: 120 Broadway, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Create @ iEAR residency program, and he holds the Joseph Hartog Fellowship from Bard College.

Right here, you can listen to what Kabir has to say to us about the origins of the Unsound Festival, the challenge of defining and creating dialogue around the role of sound in art, and how he uses sound in his own work (14 min.):

The event Kabir Carter has organized for Unsound is called “Mapping Sound In Art: An Investigation”; it happens this Saturday, February 13 at 5:00pm and admission is free. He’s invited the following artists, curators and writers to join in the discussion:

Regine Basha, curator

Christoph Cox, writer and Professor of Philosophy, Hampshire College, and professor, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College

Michael J. Schumacher, composer, performer, artist, and founder and director, Diapason Gallery

Åsa Stjerna, artist and writer

Mapping Sound in Art, An Investigation
Saturday, Feb 13 at 5:00 pm, FREE
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street (at Bowery)
New York, NY 10003


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