Friday night’s ambitious performance of British composer Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic at the Institute of Contemporary Art was a brilliantly set against the ICA’s waterfront location. Performed by a lean delegation from the Boston Based Callithumpian Consort — five musicians, including violin, cello, flute, bass flute, synthesizer; instruments likely chosen because of their fluid-like capacities — Bryar’s minimalist composition called into play the stately beauty of the Titanic disaster.
Dan Deacon may not be returning our calls these days, but that didn't prevent us from checking out - and enjoying - his recent experiment at the ICA. Video by Pat Howley above.
Screaming from the gallery: Dan Deacon at the ICA. By Matt Parish.
Photos of the experiment by Alex Slater and David F. Nicholson.
Dave Combs, the editor of PEEL Magazine, was in the cab carrying Shepard Fairey and his wife Amanda from his hotel to the ICA on Friday night, where Shepard was about to DJ a sold-out party to celebrate the opening of his blockbuster exhibit "Supply and Demand." Combs just posted a first-hand account of the arrest, and he surmises that Boston police had actually planned to arrest Fairey in much more public fashion.