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Autumn 2014:

Tony Conrad:
Invented Acoustical Tools 1969 - 2014

Exhibition Opens Saturday 25 October 2014 - 18 January 2015

Tony Conrad, Fair Ground Electric Horn, 2003. Courtesy of the Artist & Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne
Tony Conrad, Fair Ground Electric Horn, 2003. Courtesy of the Artist & Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne.

Inverleith House is delighted to present the first major solo exhibition in the UK by the legendary American artist, Tony Conrad (born 1940, Concord, New Hampshire; lives and works in Buffalo, New York). The exhibition explores Conrad’s contribution to improvised music and enduring relationship with free invention as it relates to his film and performance work through a comprehensive presentation of the artist’s invented acoustical tools - self-developed musical instruments made from everyday materials.

The exhibition also presents two new sound works, Conrad’s most seminal film The Flicker (1966) screened here in 16mm, as well as a feature length documentary of the artist playing the acoustical tools from 2012.

Presented in partnership with Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin, and Greene Naftali, New York. With thanks to the Tony Conrad Supporters Circle.

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