Extra Credit: “Notes on notes”

A caricature of French composer and conductor Hector Berlioz conducting, by Grandville, 1847.

Join us Saturday, December 8, at 3pm for an afternoon of notes on notes, touching on subjects ranging from standardization to typography, maps, measures, and colonization. We will begin with a guided walkthrough by Chris Lee of his exhibition Immutable—Mutant Notations. This will be followed by a presentation and sound-based workshop with Colin Tucker. The event closes with a discussion and Q&A moderated by Bryan Lee.

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Extra Credit is an ongoing event series where exhibiting artists can interact with their audiences in a more intimate setting, and explore topics or themes related to their work. The event is free and open to the public.

About the participants

Chris Lee is a graphic designer and educator based in Buffalo and Toronto. He is a graduate of OCADU (Toronto) and the Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam), and has worked for The Walrus magazine, Metahaven, and Bruce Mau Design. He was also the designer and an editorial board member of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy. His research explores graphic design’s entanglement with power, standards, and legitimacy. Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo.

Colin Tucker is a composer and curator who lives in Buffalo. Active across music composition, time-based art, curation, and research, his work explores institutions of historical Western art music such as score, musical instrument, and concert performance in relation to embodied materialities. He is the founding artistic director of Null Point, an initiative for experimental music and sound in Buffalo. He holds a PhD in music composition from the University at Buffalo.