A large part of the residency at the Hammer Museum involved experimenting with sound in the Hammer’s varied public spaces. This was accomplished through tabla workshops by Robin Sukhadia, the experimental women’s choir Singing by Numbers, or the mobile improvisers SCRIBBLE. Additionally, solo artists such as Emily Lacy came to sing and hang out in the lobby for a saturday afternoon, while Oud player Ibrihim Duqum preferred to play in the courtyard. In both cases, these musicians performed for transient audiences that would traverse the space briefly, or stop and sit for 30 minutes to listen one-on-one. In all situations, the juxtaposition of excellent musicians operating in public spaces helps to call into question the role of the concert hall, and the warming quality of live music in architectural space. Works were curated to be either intensely personal, or incidental as in nature. Below is a repository of sound based projects the were incidental, dispersed, or ambulatory in character, but have not been featured in other aspects on the Hammer Projects Page.
The Hammer Museum created a montage of our sound-based projects here.