MINNEAPOLIS — Walker Art Center gallery admission is free from 5 to 9 p.m. every Target Free Thursday night.
May special events feature a Gather by D’Amico Chef-in-Residence event with Irina Kolosov of Parma 8200 (Thursday, May 7); screenings of Following (Thursday, May 7); and The Prestige (Thursday, May 14) by Christopher Nolan; a Sound Horizon in-gallery music performance by Aki Onda (Thursday, May 14); Motionpoems’ 6th annual world premiere of 15 new short-shorts (Thursday, May 21) and the opening night party for the Superscript journalism conference (Thursday, May 28).
Aki Onda will present the Sound Horizon event on Thursday, May 14 in the Walker Gallery. Exploring the interstitial spaces between live sound and visual art, the in-gallery music series Sound Horizon returns with one of the country’s most respected composers and sonic adventurers, Aki Onda. Intended for both close listening and moments of happenstance for gallery-goers, this free, aurally eclectic series features three short sets by Onda.
Aki Onda presents a “messy collage of deep reds and bright blues” (The Wire).
Aki Onda is an electronic musician, composer, and visual artist. He is particularly known for his Cassette Memories project – works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by Onda over a span of two decades. Onda’s musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. Not only does he capture field recordings with the Walkman, he also physically manipulates multiple Walkmans with electronics in his performances. In another of his projects, Cinemage, Onda shows slide projections of still photo images, shot by himself, as a performance or installation. Onda has collaborated with artists such as Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, Paul Clipson, Alan Licht, Loren Connors, MV Carbon, Oren Ambarchi, Noël Akchoté, Jean-François Pauvros, Jac Berrocal, Lionel Marchetti, Linda Sharrock, and Blixa Bargeld.