Turntable Drawings is a collaboration between composer Danny Clay and printmaker Jon Fischer. The pair manufactures records imprinted with mathematical textures, original recorded materials, and direct casts of existing LPs that include some of history’s earliest recorded sounds.
The workshops place records and turntables in MFA’s main gallery for invited artists and visitors to browse and play. Clay and Fischer will also conduct a “turntable orchestra,” inviting guest artists from various disciplines (music, visual art, performance, creative writing) and students to interact with the soundscape.
Turntable Drawings | Workshop Schedule
Saturday, February 24 | 3 – 5 pm
Saturday, March 10 | 3 – 5 pm
Saturday, March 24 | 3 – 5 pm
Wednesday, April 4 | 3 – 5 pm Saturday, April 7 | 3 – 5 pm
Turntable Drawings | Final Performance
Saturday, April 7 | Final Performance 6 – 8 pm
Clay and Fischer’s Turntable Drawings and Christine Marie’s Shadows in Stereo are a series of workshops and performances in conjunction with Stories, MFA’s Spring 2018 exhibition. Free and open to the public, these live experiments revisit the 20th century technologies of augmented reality (Marie) and vinyl records (Clay, Fischer) with visitors and invited artists, musicians, writers, and dancers. Artists will be working in the MFA gallery space throughout the Stories exhibition, developing their projects for final performances. Attendees will experience a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process.