November 6, 2014, 6pm
Celebrate the creativity of Skidmore College students through free food, good times and great music, as student DJs and remixers alter the soundscape of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, which now features new compositions by David Lang.
Lang is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, a co-founder of Bang on a Can, a music professor at Yale, and the 2014-15 Don and Judy McCormack Endowed Visiting Artist-Scholar at Skidmore College. He's also a co-curator of the Tang exhibition I was a double, which includes both visual art and new compositions. Lang took statements by the artists in the exhibition, set them to music, and recorded singers performing those statements. Those recordings are now playing in a continuous and random sequence in the Tang gallery.
Lang has generously made those audio tracks available to Skidmore students for remixing. Using software such as Audacity, GarageBand, and Ableton, students are taking Lang's compositions and setting them into entirely new musical contexts.
At the Double Drops Remix Party, which runs from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, November 6, the Tang will be filled with the both recorded remixed audio tracks and live remixes performed by student DJs such as Noah Prebish '16 and Will Hird '16.
The party is a chance for you to experience the Tang exhibition in a whole new way.
The event is free and open to the public.