School of Music Visiting Artist Series
Music: Davy Sumner will be presenting recent works at the ESP Forum. He is an ESP MFA graduate 2016 and is an installation artist, experimental musician, percussionist, and maker in Los Angeles. His creative works are spawned out of noise, physics, biology, and society, often utilizing sound spatialization, feedback-based systems, auditory illusions, chaos, and original electronics as key elements. He specializes in imagining and fabricating custom technologies and homemade devices that become animated, unstable, and unpredictable when introduced to the physical world. Recent projects include "TINES" at Grand Central Art Center, "Eddy Currents," a mechatronic percussion instrument with associated water vortices, and the” 4kOrgan”—an instrument comprised of magnetically vibrated tuning forks. Davy is a 2017-18 Artist In Residence at Side Street Projects in Pasadena. Davy has installed work and performed at Grand Central Art Center, Long Beach City College, REDCAT, Coaxial Arts, The Cedar Cultural Center, The Lynden Sculpture Garden, and The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival. A fierce and diverse collaborator, he has worked in live and studio settings with Justin Vernon (on Bon Iver's Grammy-nominated 2016 LP ”22, A Million"), Sean Carey (S. Carey, Aero Flynn), and Rob Moose (yMusic, Ben Folds).