John Lane

percussionist | composer



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"Gene Splicing" by John Roach at 9E2 in Seattle, WA

9E2 is a festival in Seattle bringing together art, science, and technology. You can read about the event here:

I'm performing a work to close the festival by artist John Roach. Here's what John says about the event:

“Gene Splicing” is a project for “Nine Evenings” an event series that will take place at the historic Kings Street Station in Seattle, Washington in Fall 2016. The series borrows its title from “Nine Evenings: Theatre & Engineering” a groundbreaking collaboration between artists and engineers originally held at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City in 1966. This iteration in Seattle marks the 50th anniversary of the original which brought together technologists at Bell Telephone Laboratories and artists working across media such as John Cage, Meredith Monk, Robert Rauschenberg, and David Tudor. The aim of Nine Evenings 2016 is to bring art and technology together and to spark a 21st century dialogue that examines intersections of current scientific research and artistic practice.
“Gene Splicing” builds on my recent collaborative work with glass artists and percussionists, notably the project “The Tactile Transducers” at Glazen Huis in Belgium and “Forest ((Noise)) Floor” at Pilchuck Glass School (links are included below). This iteration of the work involves the use of DNA data to influence the content and delivery of a live sound performance. - John Roach