February 14, 2020 – Oscillations: P.M. Tummala / Pedro Lopes
Doors At 7:30. Music At 8.
P.M. Tummala presents a new sound and video piece influenced by Indian Modernism and Indo-Futurism with tamboura, santoor, tabla, swarmandal, and synthesize. Turntablist Pedro Lopes performs improvisations in the spirit of free jazz.
P.M. Tummala will present a new sound and video piece built around fragments of tamboura, santoor, tabla, swarmandal, and synthesizer that morphs into a collage of abstract textures, melodies, and rhythmic pulses. The performance will be accompanied by a video projection of smudged and pixelated moving colors pulled from 70s era Indian cinema title sequences.
Turntablist Pedro Lopes presents improvisations in the spirit of free-jazz that investigate the wide range of sounds and percussion of the turntable as an instrument. The needles are microscopes that enable us to hear micro-realities, the sound of a fingernail scratching a membrane, a coin revolving as it falls, a drummer’s brush dragged across a plastic surface.