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“Emergence Delirium” at Seton Gallery

Release Date:
1/17/2012 4:56 PM

UNH Seton Gallery Presents Mechanical, Interactive Sculptures

University of New Haven: Bill Sack, 500 px, artist

Apresbonanza, as installed at Hi-temp Fabrication as part of the curatorial collaboration B/I WNY (Beyond/In Western New York: ), 2010. Photograph by Biff Henrich.


The Seton Gallery at the University of New Haven will present Bill Sack’s “Emergence Delirium,” a collection of sound sculptures, from Jan. 19 through Feb. 10.


Bill Sack is a composer and performer based in Buffalo, NY. His interests include mechanical models of music-making, automated composition, self-organizing systems, gadgets and gizmos, extremes of recorded information, and non-idiomatic free improvisation.


Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m.

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 4-6 p.m. The event is open and free to the public.

A lecture will be held on Feb. 10, time TBA.


Seton Art Gallery, University of New Haven


Bill Sack’s sound sculptures in “Emergence Delirium” are autonomous mechanical machines that use recycled materials to create sounds in real-time, responding to ambient noise, audience noise, and light. The pieces are devised to respond to the presence of guests, allowing for an interaction between visitor and sculpture.