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Drum Power at VAE/Under Pressure

  • VAE 309 West Martin Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)

Drum Power

Charles Chace & Ginger Wagg

Saturday, July 8, 11-4pm

Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC - Under Pressure performance art series

Kicking off the first day of Under Pressure, Chace & Wagg will compose and play a 5-hour duet on an expanded, large-scale drum kit. While Chace plays the drums with sticks, mallets and other tools, Wagg will be moving and dancing through the installation creating a complimentary disruption. Their sound footprint includes a scrap metal skirt, 3 drum kits, extra percussion (thanks to Dave & Kerry Cantwell!), synthesizer & whatever sounds their bodies make. This long form, experimental performance gives the performers an opportunity to construct, deconstruct, reconfigure, recontextualize a drum kit 3 times larger than their normal set up while also devoting time to the nuances of relating to each other.

Check out our previous collaboration - Mattress Power