Halsey Burgund is a musician and sound artist who lives and works in Bedford, MA. Burgund's projects are collaborative and provide participants with an active role in content creation. Part of generation Wiki and the democratization of knowledge, Burgund uses open source platforms, GPS technology, and interactivity to create musical scores from participants' spoken words that continuously evolve in real-time. Scapes, Burgund's project for PLATFORM 3, creates a two-way audio experience for museum visitors influenced significantly by their physical location on deCordova grounds. Participants will use handheld wireless devices and headphones to listen to audio and also to make their own recordings which will be immediately assimilated into the piece for everyone to hear. Organized by former Koch Curatorial Fellow Nina Gara Bozicnik and current Koch Curatorial Fellow Lexi Lee, the exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color brochure.
PLATFORM 3: Halsey Burgund, Scapes has been generously supported by AT&T and by a grant from the Artists' Resource Trust. Additional support has been provided by grants from the Lincoln Cultural Council and the Bedford Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The 2009-2010 PLATFORM series is funded in part by James and Audrey Foster.
Download the full-color exhibition brochure here. (PDF)
Selected from a pool of new design talent, Camille Patricia Mendoza's submission is the winning design for the PLATFORM series' graphic identity. Visit www.camillepatricia.com to view Camille's portfolio.
Special thanks to Zak Burke who assisted with web application development and data analysis.
Halsey Burgund is a musician and sound artist who lives and works in Bedford, MA. Burgund's projects are collaborative and provide participants with an active role in content creation.
Halsey Burgund: Saturday, October 16 at 3 pm
Free with Museum admission
PLATFORM Discussion Series: Sunday, July 25, 2 pm
Free with Museum admission
A PLATFORM-exclusive event—join artist Halsey Burgund and Geeta Dayal, music and arts critic and author of the recent book on Brian Eno, Another Green World, as they engage in a conversation about some of the larger issues in Burgund's interactive sound piece, Scapes. Topics will include the role of sound and technology in art, issues in alternative music, and the way Burgund's installation engages with these ideas.
Aesthetic Evidence Performance Friday, July 23, 6:30 pm
Enjoy a beautiful summer evening at deCordova by coming out to Free Friday Nights this July and hear exhibiting PLATFORM artist Halsey Burgund and his band Aesthetic Evidence perform! Free as part of the Free Friday Nights programming.
Listen to an interview with sound artist Halsey Burgund from WBUR's Radio Boston show, "Not Your Father's Audio Museum Tour."