A performance installation by Rob Cosgrove and Takafumi Ide

In concert:
Monday, May 14, 2018
9:30PM – 11:00PM
Staller Center Recital Hall

In exhibition:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Tabler Blackbox Theatre

This project was made possible with the generous support of the Stony Brook Graduate Student Organization (GSO).

flickering is a performance installation created by percussionist Rob Cosgrove and artist Takafumi Ide. Using various percussion instruments, amplifiers, fans, and kinetic fabric sculptures, the immersive work is a meditation on the percussionist’s tactile relationship with sustained sound. By deconstructing and recombining sounds into new noisy textures, flickering questions whether sustain is, in fact, an aural deception. Much like how a gust of wind is created by the many rotations of a fan’s blades, perhaps sustain is also just a summation of innumerous little parts.

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