TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2016

October 14-16

SAM GRANT: PRIME RHYTHMS

Many of you will know Sam Grant as head honcho of the great BLANK Studios, part of the TUSK sound team and co-producer of Richard Dawson’s Nothing Important album. He also somehow finds time to pursue his interests in sound art.

Prime Rhythms/Piano No. 1 is a sound sculpture built and composed by Grant in response to the paintings of James Hugonin. Shown as part of Hugonin’s most recent exhibition, Binary Rhythm: Paintings 2010 – 2015, the work uses a reconditioned piano with a purpose built mechanism that incorporates prime numbers to inform a score. The music reflects the timbre and musicality of Hugonin’s work while the prime numbers – expressed as teeth on a series of cogs – explore the deterministic nature of systems as a juxtaposition to the artist’s expression.

You can enjoy the disarming displacement of Prime Rhythms on the concourse throughout the weekend and also pick up Alt.Vinyl’s 11” lathe cut (only 67 editions – note the prime numbers) of Prime Rhythm’s recordings that should be available at the merch table.