Duet

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Main Space/Parkade/U-Hall

Runs from January 20, 2018 to March 3, 2018

Opening reception Saturday January 20, at 7:00 PM

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Created in collaboration with Erin Schwab, Shane Brown, and Joel Waddell, Duet combines and distorts the Canadian and USA national anthems through compositional re-arrangement and redaction. The resulting work consists of a new multipart musical piece for two voices based on conflating the scores of "Oh Canada" & "The Star-Spangled Banner" into various levels of abstraction. The work was spurred by Robinson’s recent relocation to the United States from Canada. The work strives to negotiate national anthems as musical monuments and their malleability as sonic and ideological structures deserving of deconstruction.

William Robinson

William Robinson lives and works in New Brunswick NJ (USA) and Halifax NS (CDN). As a multidisciplinary artist, Robinson creates installations that combine sculpture, sound, video, performance, musical composition and printed matter. The work he creates is situational, frequently responding to specific buildings, sites and objects. Influenced and directed by his interest in sound, performance art, musicology, architecture and photography, Robinson engages collaborative and poetic processes that divulge the unexpected logic, design and history of specific sites and locations. These sites are usually close to home.