Jun 27, 2019, 8PM–10PM

Dreamweapons: A Musical Afterlife of Tony Conrad with HEVM/David Grubbs

HEVM. Courtesy of Ars Nova Workshop.

*Please note: This event was held at Ruba Club, 416 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Presented by Ars Nova Workshop and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Dreamweapons was a series performances celebrating the multivalent influences of Tony Conrad. Conrad was a central figure in numerous experimental film, music, and performance communities from the early 1960s until his death in 2016. These events were presented in conjunction with ICA’s presentation of Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, the first large-scale museum survey devoted entirely to the artist.

HEVM is a new group comprised of three distinct voices that hail from disparate parts of the experimental pop landscape: MV Carbon, Eve Essex, and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix.

MV Carbon – cello, electronics, amplified objects, and magnetic tape
Eve Essex – alto saxophone and piccolo
Hunter Hunt-Hendrix – guitar and electronics
David Grubbs – guitar

This event was presented in collaboration with Ars Nova Workshop.