The world premiere performance of “Laying of Hands,” an interactive music installation piece by Anthony T. Marasco, adjunct faculty member for The University of Scranton’s art and music program, in conjunction with Darlene Miller-Lanning, director of The Hope Horn Gallery, will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The performance, which is open to the public, free of charge, will take place in The Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Audience members are encouraged to attend the installation at anytime during its run-time.
Focusing on themes such as nostalgia, memory, history and family, “Laying of Hands” provides audience members the opportunity to interact with objects that are commonly associated with important moments from the past, such as photographs, newspaper clippings, letters and taped conversations. The sounds created by these interactions will be fed directly into a software program to be processed, altered and fed back into the room, allowing the audience to play a crucial part in the sonic organization of the final compositional soundscape. The sounds and interactions will be accompanied by live musical performances and video playback, both of which will be directly influenced by the audience’s interactions with the objects in the room.
For additional information, contact The Hope Horn Gallery at 941-4214.