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THE ELORA PIANO (installation)

  • ECFTA 75 Melville St Elora, ON Canada (map)

May 17 to July 13, 2014


Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24, 2pm - 4pm

Curated by Tarin Hughes

This is an Open Ears satellite installation, presented by the Elora Centre for the Arts.

During his residency at ECFTA Jensenius explored the building (formerly the Elora Public School) and the various groups, organizations, artists, children and adults that occupy the physical, intellectual and energetic space of ECFTA.  This residency set the stage for Jensenius’ solo exhibition The Elora Piano, an audio installation transforming the activity within the building into a live, ongoing, reactionary composition.  As the building moves, creaks and groans, and is activated by those who use it, the sounds are transformed into a score continuously played by a grand piano.  The Elora Piano, enables all who wander into the Elora Centre for the Arts to experience and effect the building’s composition.

A recording of the sound will also be made available through our website.  David is blogging on his experiences while in Elora. Connect with The Elora Piano on Tumbler and Twitter. 

About the Artist
David Jensenius is a composer who utilizes collage, phonography and electronics to create sonically challenging listening experiences. David is a member of SPURSE, a research and design collaborative that catalyzes critical issues into collective action, and a founder of the improvisational group Polish Club. Through playful transformation of conceptual and material systems, David develops problems worth having, engaging across scales and complexities both human and nonhuman. David's work has been exhibited internationally including New York (Issue Project Room, Union Square Farmers Market, and Columbia University), Kansas City (Grand Arts), Cleveland (Inginuity Festival), London (Reonance FM), Poland (Galeria Arsenal Bialystok). Recently in Ontario, SPURSE created a mobile sound installation  app for CAFKA 2011 called MATR.


The Elora Centre for the Arts

75 Melville Street, Elora ON N0B 1S0

Phone: 519-846-9698


Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5pm
Saturday: 12noon - 4:00pm