Variations of Sounds Traveling Between a Barrel and a Heart
May 15 2019 | 8:15 - 10pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Hands playing a black flute

Additional Details

As part of the Target Studio Collaboration Culmination and Performance, join us for a music improvisation performance in WAM's galleries.

Featuring musicians Jay Afrisando, Pedram Baldari, Sean Egan, Maja Radovanlija, Manja Risti, and Christopher Rochester. The piece is performed with the barrels of guns decommissioned by the Minneapolis Police Department and converted to wind instruments by Baldari.

The performance and the preceding workshop are in conjunction with the conference of the International Society of Improvised Music.


Pedram Baldari

About the Artist

Pedram Baldari is an Iranian born artist, sculptor and architect, working in installation, site specific art and performance. He is an artist fellow at the Target Studio of the Weisman Museum, UMN, where in collaboration with Nooshin Hakim they work to realize Radio Rhizome; and an assistant professor (term) at the Art Department, UMN.

Jay Afrisando

About the Artist

Jay Afrisando is an Indonesian composer and sonic artist using music and sound-based art to share awareness of human-nature-technology relationships. Jay is a PhD student in Music Composition at the University of Minnesota.

Christopher Rochester

About the Artist

Christopher Rochester is an award winning saxophonist, teacher and composer whose work is blurring the lines of pop and jazz to create a unique contemporary sound. Christopher is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at the University of Minnesota.

Sean Egan

About the Artist

Sean Egan is a composer and multi-instrumentalist focusing on improvisational music on the clarinet. He is currently a member of the poetry and music group The Sonoglyph Collective, the heavy metal/jazz fusion band Aaron Kerr's Dissonant Creatures, and the improvisational dance/music duo Hansen and Egan, the Irish traditional music ensemble The Pig's Eye Ceili Band.

Maja Radovanlija

About the Artist

Maja Radovanlija was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Belgrade, as a student of Prof. Srdjan Tosic. She has been awarded several academic and competition prizes including 1st prize at the International Competition in Kjustendil, Bulgaria, and 2nd prize at the Latin-American music completion at Indiana University. Maja has performed extensively as solo and chamber musician, touring US, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Macedonia, Greece, Tunisia, Switzerland, Luxemburg, and other European countries. As a graduate student (M.M and D.M) at Indiana University, she studied guitar with Ernesto Bitetti and early music with lutenist Nigel North.  Maja’s eclectic musical background includes performances with Mu Daiko Japanese Theater, Szilard Mezei flute and strings Trio, KolektivArt Belgrade, Improvised Ecosystems project, Jandek project, Intuitiva collective, and several chamber ensembles (flute-guitar Duo with Linda Chatterton, Guitar Duo, and Minneapolis Guitar Quartet among others). In 2011, Maja was appointed to the guitar faculty at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Manja Ristić

About the Artist

Manja Ristić is a Serbia-born violinist, sound artists, curator and researcher active in the field of electro-acoustics, instrumental improvisation & experimental sound art, her work is blending exploration of synesthesia, intuitive composition and sound ecology.

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