This summer, the Guggenheim Museum launched “Dark Sounds”, a series of live music performances to accompany their latest exhibition, “Haunted.”
At the series’ first concert, Beirut, guests packed in to hear “modernized Balkan gypsy folk.” The band performed on an elliptical stage and stage plug within the Rotunda fountain. production glue, led by Jack Hilley, used a combination of conventional theatrical fixtures and LED pars to create a multi-hued wall that saturated the Guggenheim in color.
On Thursday, August 5, guests attended Andrew Bird & Ian Schneller’s Sonic Arboretum, an audiovisual experience of “audio sculptures.” The two Chicagoans and their instruments, including a horn array made from shellacking newsprint and dryer lint, drew over a thousand listeners. production glue provided the console, EQ, amplification, and digital effects processing for the custom speaker horns provided by Schneller’s Specimen Products.
“Haunted” explores themes of the past, the uncanny, and the melancholy. On the bright side, two hours before “Dark Sounds” performances started, concertgoers could privately view museum exhibitions.
production glue proudly supports the Guggenheim’s work and thanks Bronwyn, Hilary, Sam, and staff for inviting us to participate in this series.