Jen Reimer, a Montreal-based sound artist, who has created unique sounds in cities all around the world is back in Humboldt to present her artwork after spending some time in the Humboldt Water Tower in 2022. 

In May 2022, Jen spent three days recording the sound of the wind within the tower, as it braces a resonant filter, transforming the wind’s movement into musical tones, and vibrations. 

Jen has used her auditory discoveries to create a site-specific composition and live performance piece called Song of Air.

To learn more about the process, the Gallery will be hosting a reception on Wednesday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. Attendees can meet Jen and have a chance to better understand the piece. 

The following day, on Thursday, August 31, Jen will present Song of Air in the water tower. She will transform the Tower into a large-scale musical instrument using loudspeakers and tactile transducers that vibrate the material structure of the tower. 

The show will take place in 30 minute intervals between 1:00 pm -4:00 pm, and 6:00 - 9:00 pm. 

The Gallery says the piece takes approximately 30 minutes, and the audience will be welcome to walk up and down the Water Tower stairs while listening to the performance, but with no access to the viewing platform during the performance. 

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