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Join us for a two-day online streaming festival that honors the late Tony Conrad’s collaborations with worldwide musicians and performers.

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May 27 + 28, 4–8 PM CT both nights

STREAM: youtube.com/bemiscenter

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Front Porch Productions are pleased to announce Celebrating Tony Conrad, a two-day online streaming festival that honors and highlights the late artist’s collaborations with musicians and performers from around the world. In the five years since Conrad passed, his work has expanded, with both the documentary by Tyler Hubby Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present from 2016 and the exhibition Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective that originated in Buffalo at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and UB Art Galleries in 2018. As a pioneer of both drone music and structural film, Conrad is arguably one of the most important artists in regard to sound art and experimental music. Bemis Center and Front Porch Productions asked a variety of artists to think about him, his work, their work together and present a video piece as a tribute to him. This festival is a way to keep Conrad’s legacy alive while showcasing artists who introduced us to Conrad as a musician, artists he collaborated with, and friends that he inspired during his life.

Performers live in the United States, Japan, and in various European cities and include Tony Billoni, MV Carbon, Angharad Davies, Arnold Dreyblatt, David Grubbs, Keiji Haino with Ted Conrad’s visuals, Lary 7, Jim O’Rourke, Charlemagne Palestine, Jean-Hervé Péron of faUSt, Jennifer Walshe, and C. Spencer Yeh. The program will be introduced by Rachel Adams, Bemis Center Chief Curator and Director of Programs, who co-curated Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective.

Photo by Bettina Herzner.

LOW END performances and Bemis's Sound Art + Experimental Music Program are made possible by:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

LOW END is also supported, in part, by:

Douglas County

Holland Foundation

Mammel Foundation

Lisa and Tyler Owen

The Sherwood Foundation

Annette and Paul Smith

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