Like Florian Hecker shown previously, the new show at Ikon Eastside opening tonight explores the relationship between space and sound. British artist Andrew Cross explores this through the rock drum solo.
His film, The Solo has been produced in collaboration with Carl Palmer from 70s supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The film highlights the ‘minutae of Palmer’s performance and the absorbing relationship between drummer and drum kit. Each part explores different aspects of percussion and the inherent complexities within rhythm and sound. A solo snare drum gives way to brushes, then cymbals, followed by a sequence played with hands and felt beaters. It culminates in a final full drum kit solo.’
Also displayed will be a series of colour photographs from the series Hats Off to Roy Harper (2008) each showing an unassuming field that was once the location of the Knebworth Festival during the 1970s. The pictures hold the memories of the events that occurred on the land.
Tonight from 5pm Andrew Cross and Carl Palmer discuss their partnership in developing this new work. The private view continues until 8pm. One for the musos me thinks :)