"Art/Song" March 10, 2010
Visual Music Exhibition & Performances by
Jay Alan Zimmerman &
Lisa Ingram

project term: February 23 - March 16, 2010
2-7pm, Tuesday - Saturday

Performances every Wednesday & Saturday at 7p
Live painting by Lisa every Tuesday & Thursday
Today's performers were Raissa Katona Bennett, Sierra Rein and Candy Benge.

Broadway singers had their voices converted into imagery during this free performance and exhibition series. Using layered video projections of real-time frequency analysis software, deaf composer Jay Alan Zimmerman rehearsed and presented songs from his shows while attempting to re-train his brain to "hear" the shapes created by the voices of Ryan Allen, Candy Benge, Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom), Emily Cramer, Andrea Dora (Tarzan), Kelly Ellenwood (Phantom), Matt Lutz, Sierra Rein, Gabrielle Stravelli, and violinist Blair Lawhead.

Called Art/Song, the project is a collaboration with abstract painter Lisa Ingram, who has further interpreted these vocal images of vowels and phonemes into a series of watercolor paintings and collaborated with Zimmerman on an installation of his destroyed synthesizers.

Open rehearsals were every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon with free performances at 7p. The gallery was open Tuesday through Saturday, 2-7p, with some artworks and multimedia installations on view 24 hours a day.

about Jay Alan Zimmerman
Jay Alan Zimmerman is the composer/author of several full-length stage musicals including JAY ALAN ZIMMERMAN'S INCREDIBLY DEAF MUSICAL - selected "Pick of the Fringe" by The Washington Post, Smokin!, J@Z at the Zipper, as well as the award-winning short film musicals PAWNS and LOVE BURNS. He has been commissioned to compose works for stage, film, and dance, and wrote numerous children's songs published by Mondo Music and Warner/Chappell.

about Lisa Ingram
Lisa Ingram studied painting with the art-world legends Ross Bleckner and Sean Scully and has since exhibited her work in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. This includes solo exhibitions at Soho Myriad Galleries, Atlanta GA; 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY; The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA; and many others, as well as group shows and collaborative projects at Fusion Arts Museum, New York, NY; The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY; and Suyama Art Space, Seattle, WA. Her oils, watercolors, and limited edition prints are owned by countless private collectors and corporations around the world including Disney, Guggenheim Productions, Mandarin NYC, and Marriot Resorts.
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