Don't Be Afraid of Sound Art- UNCOLLECTABLE- a Pop-Up Sound Art Experience

Lori Zimmer
Jun 11, 2013 2:22PM


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When confronted with Sound Art, many art enthusiasts get nervous- daunted and apprehensive to partake -because basically many of us don’t know enough about it to sound smart. What differentiates sound from music? And how does something not tangible relate to collecting art? Never fear, Plus Aziz is here! On June 21 and 22, the Kuwaiti artist, musician and trend spotter has organized UNCOLLECTABLE- a two part performance at Hotel Particulier, followed by an exhibition by Bradley Pitts. Prepare to experience something different, in one of those rare art receptions where you actually learn something. The carefully chosen program will outline an “intersection of sound and music”- which will help to differentiate between the two, as the program weaves between sound art and written music. Performances by song writers, sound artists and beat boxers will end in audience participation in a music video, with each guest leaving with a special digital work on a USB.

The whole thing will feel more like the experimental and Bohemian New York of John Cage’s day, back when the Fluxus movement was in full force in the late 1960s and 70s, pushing much further than the boring old white cube.

Stay tuned for more info on Art Nerd -Make sure to RSVP [email protected].


SHOW DATE JUNE 21 and 22

Inspired by sound art’s resistance to commercialization and conventional art-collecting practices, UNCOLLECTABLE is a performance at the intersection of sound and music. The pop-up show will combine elements of an art exhibit reception and a musical experience to expand upon the compositional vocabulary of songwriting and concert programming. This multicultural performance will be kicking off a month-long art exhibit hosted at SoHo’s Hotel Particulier

THE SHOW | The program is built to reflect the thresholds of how sound and music can come together; rather than offering a critique of the music industry, UNCOLLECTABLE is an exploration of where and how the two meet. By exploring sound art through a songwriter’s lens, UNCOLLECTABLE enables visitors to explore Middle Eastern culture in a new light – while also offering an opportunity to reflect on the future of indie music.

Ticketed guests will go through a program developed by +Aziz, a Kuwaiti songwriter and trend spotter who seeks to create musical experiences informed by cultural trends beyond entertainment. This project is inspired by a trend in the art world. UNCOLLECTABLE is developed in collaboration with ArteEast, a non-profit focused in contemporary Middle Eastern art in New York, and NUQAT, a design conference in the Arabian Gulf.

In addition to adding sound components to all songs played, there are moments where structured music is nowhere to be found, and the art of sound becomes the foreground. Attendees can expect to experience a collage of tactile experiences. Various collaboration occasions within the show’s program will culminate to creating online content such as an UNCOLLECTABLE Dropbox folder, a music video, Soundcloud files…etc.

THE CROWDFUNDING | Supporters of UNCOLLECTABLE’s crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo can take advantage of perks and special invites/

THE SPACE | Hotel Particulier is an establishment where encounters, cross-pollination of ideas, disciplines and collaboration can take root and grow in a space that is different – and where there is a freedom of experimentation. It is a place of hospitality, of de-compartmentalization, of conversations, and where not only artworks are exhibited but also ideas.


We hope you can join us for the show and/or help support the crowdfunding campaign. Please direct all inquiries to Lori Zimmer at Art Nerd, [email protected]

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