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Electroacoustic Drawing: Davy Sumner

Electroacoustic Drawing
Davy Sumner
March 4 – April 16, 2017
Performance of the work March 4 from 7-10pm

Electroacoustic Drawing is an audiovisual performance for three hand-wired drawing mechanisms. DC motors spin markers across a 14-foot canvas, resulting in thick strokes, irregular geometric shapes, and splatters. The internal gearings of the motors and the canvas itself are amplified and mixed in real-time. By manipulating the speed and polarity of the motors, both the drawing and audio composition are imprinted with the semblance of each other.


Davy Sumner is a sound artist, composer, and percussionist residing in Los Angeles, CA. His work favors the use of multichannel audio, feedback-based systems, algorithms, and custom electronics.