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David Dove, founding director of Nameless Sound and longtime instructor at MECA, will explore the special and spatial acoustics of the Dow School in a performance/installation that extends his own practice as an improvising trombone player and his recent exploration of amplified/effected trombone through subwoofers. Dove's sub-bass trombone music uses the influence of visionary Houston mixed-tape artist DJ Screw to create a slowly moving and very physical sonic experience.
Through electronics, the trombone is pitched down one and two octaves and amplified through subwoofers. Dove's familiarity with the Dow building — and his interest in its acoustics — comes from his history as a MECA teacher since 1997. Dove's performance will use multiple sound-systems and several parts of the building as installation, performance space and resonating chamber.
The audience is invited to come/go freely during the duration of the performance and move throughout the building in order to experience sound from different acoustic perspectives.