Composition 21 by Naama Tsabar

Brooklyn-based, Israeli-born artist Naama Tsabar creates an aurally and visually immersive performance, featuring 21 local musicians who identify as women and/or gender nonconforming. Divided into three bands, individual musicians stand atop their amplifiers, each band playing a separate song. All songs share the same four chords, musical scale, and beats per minute. At one point all three bands play simultaneously and the result is a dense but harmonious musical field.

As the songs seep into one another, the musicians form a sculptural composition that complements both the sonic arrangement and the outdoor space.
For visitors, sound becomes physical as they move amongst the musicians standing on their pedestal-like amplifiers.

Composition 21 will be performed twice, once at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. Each performance will last approximately one hour.

  • 2001 Campus Dr
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • Location:
    Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
  • Admission:
    FREE admission
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