The University of Texas at Austin presents Landmarks: Sound in Sculpture
Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, will host the return of Sound in Sculpture. Established in 2015, the popular multidisciplinary event features student-composed music written in response to works of art from the Landmarks collection. This year's program is presented in partnership with Texas Performing Arts and the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music.
Kevin Charoensri, Maxwell Franko, Josiah Garza, and Jingchao (Ginny) Wang, all of whom are students at the Butler School of Music, will present compositions inspired by two works from Landmarks’ collection: Simone Leigh’s Sentinel IV, a ten-foot bronze sculpture sited at the courtyard of the Anna Hiss Gymnasium; and Jennifer Steinkamp’s EON, an immersive digital installation exhibited within Welch Hall, part of the College of Natural Sciences. The compositions will reflect a variety of styles and electroacoustic arrangements, with musicians ranging from an a cappella chorus to string quartet.
The performance will begin at the site of Leigh’s sculpture. Audiences will then walk a short distance to the Steinkamp installation at Welch Hall. Visitors may park at the Speedway Garage, nearest to Anna Hiss Gymnasium, or at any other available UT garage.