Sound artist and experimental composer Guillermo Galindo to bring “unique, transformative” presentation to Weber State

Weber State University

Browning Presents!, Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, the Shaw Gallery at WSU and Ogden Contemporary Arts are thrilled to welcome experimental composer, sonic architect, performance artist and visual media artist Guillermo Galindo to the Val A. Browning Center for Performing Arts for an immersive musical performance.

Using objects found along the border between the United States and Mexico, Galindo creates symphonies and soundscapes exploring themes of displacement, migration and culture. Galindo’s work has been featured on BBC Outlook (London), NHK World (Japan),Vice Magazine (London), HFFDK (Germany), RTS (Switzerland), NPR (U.S.), CBC (Canada), Art in America (U.S), Reforma Newspaper (Mexico), CNN, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times (U.S.).

“Galindo’s work amplifies important stories that are often erased from the news and history,” says María del Mar González-González, art history professor at Weber State University and co-curator of the current Vida Muerte Justicia art exhibition in Ogden. “Audience members can expect a unique, immersive experience of sight and sound that will heal the wounds caused by immigration and share the stories of border crossings.” 

“It is exciting to have such an innovative and respected artist join us on campus,” says Deborah Uman, Dean of the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University. “Galindo is pushing the boundaries of the arts and exemplifies the potential for interdisciplinary, creative work while exploring the possibilities of mixing sight, sound and space.”

The performance will take place on Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Val A Browning Center for the Performing Arts on Weber State University’s campus. Tickets cost $3 and can be purchased at www.weberstatetickets.com

In addition to Galindo’s live performance, his artwork is displayed at the WSU Shaw Gallery until November 27, 2021, as part of Vida Muerte Justica / Life Death Justice: Latin American and Latinx Art in the 21st Century, a collaborative exhibition between WSU Shaw Gallery & Ogden Contemporary Arts. Galindo’s performance, Sonic Borders III, is the second of four public events held at Weber State as a part of the exhibition. 

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