Pekka Kuusisto: Tuning Meditation
Copresented with Walker Art Center
“A violinist whose rare gift is to become rather than perform the music he plays.” – The Guardian
“Supple, lyrical, virtuosic and intensely personal” (The Globe and Mail) SPCO Artistic Partner and violinist Pekka Kuusisto brings his craft to the Walker Art Center galleries for a rare solo performance inspired by themes of I am you, you are too, an exhibit that explores contemporary life through themes of citizenship, belonging, borders and barriers. Kuusisto will lead the audience in Pauline Oliveros’ Tuning Meditation, part of a series of works written to provide healing in response to the political chaos of the late 1960s. This interactive performance invites participants to engage in listening as an act of peaceful activism in our own tumultuous political climate. Further exploration of the exhibit’s themes will be presented through a set of virtual duos in which Kuusisto will be joined via video projections and sound recordings by international artist-collaborators who collaborate across time and space in the face of new U.S. immigration restrictions.
Free with gallery admission (Liquid Music subscribers, Walker members and Out There ticket holders receive complimentary gallery admission)