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Make Music Day: Maria Gaspar with James Gordon Williams, and Guillermo Galindo

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June 21 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

To celebrate Make Music San José, join us for live musical performances that will activate the artworks in SJMA’s exhibition Seeing through Stone. The acclaimed composer and theorist James Gordon Williams, assistant professor of music at UC Santa Cruz, will perform an improvisational piece using a sculpture by interdisciplinary artist Maria Gaspar made of iron bars from the Cook County Department of Corrections, the largest single-site jail in the US. Experimental composer and visual artist Guillermo Galindo will be performing a piece on his own artwork, Llantambores, an instrument made of materials found at the US-Mexico border. 

This event is located at the San José Museum of Art (110 S Market St, San Jose, CA). Learn more at the San José Museum of Art event webpage.

This program is presented in conjunction with Seeing through Stone, a multi-sited exhibition that is part of the Visualizing Abolition series.

Images: (Left) Dr. James Gordon Williams performs “The Principle of Alloys” on salvaged jail bars at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, as part of Maria Gaspar’s solo exhibition Compositions on view at the IAS (September 26th 2023 – March 3rd 2024). Still from video by Courtesy of the artist. (Right) Guillermo Galindo performing at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala and Auction, San José Museum of Art, September 21, 2019. Photo by Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography.

110 S Market St
San Jose, California 95113 United States
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