Night Sounds

Bill Orcutt

Night Sounds is a performance series that parallels the seven part sculpture-in-residence exhibition Night (1947 – 2015). Guests join the performer and program curators for a live performance on the Glass House campus. Night Sounds is guest curated by Jordan Stein.

Night Sounds #6 featured a performance by Bill Orcutt alongside the sixth installment of Night (1947 – 2015), the sculpture Arm (2014) by artist Kevin Beasley.

Bill Orcutt’s sound is a stuttered reimagining of blues guitar. One can hear familiar Southern folk scales between Orcutt’s jagged solo acoustic phrases, pulling and pushing melodies into unresolved fragments that eventually come unmoored in vast and satisfying note-torrents.

Night Sounds #6 is generously supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

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