Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016

23 Sep - 16 Oct 2016
The Sanctuary of the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Sound artist Daniel Fishkin presents Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016, a collaborative performance series and electroacoustic installation inspired by his personal experiences with tinnitus. Comprised of four concerts, the project has been developed in residency at The Sanctuary of the Rotunda in collaboration with a group of musicians from various genres. The performances will be anchored by the Lady's Harp—a handcrafted 20-foot long instrument consisting of piano strings, amplifiers, and a mixer, which Fishkin began developing in 2011.

See a full schedule of performances below:

Philadelphia Hearing Damage
September 23 at 8 p.m.
A crowd-sourced band of local Philadelphia musicians will premiere a new work by Fishkin, using the Lady's Harp and various other instruments. This performance is presented as part of the 2016 Fringe Festival.

Ellen Fullman with Daniel Fishkin
September 30 at 8 p.m.
Musician and inventor Ellen Fullman, creator of the Long String Instrument, will join Fishkin in a performance of solos and duets that experiment with the acoustics of large resonant spaces.

Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom
October 2 at 8 p.m.
Fishkin, Schrey, and Shalom, all members of the composers collective New Perplexity, present a series of compositions that attempt to answer the question, "what is Tinnitus Music?"

ensemble mise-en
October 16 at 8 p.m.
The Brooklyn-based new music group ensemble mise-en will debut a new work by Fishkin composed by using Fourier analysis of early works in the Tinnitus Suites series and performed on the Lady's Harp.