Photo: Urban Ramstedt/Rudi Punzo
Arty as all git [sic] out: A Hand Cobbled Music Making Machine
Rudi Punzo • Italy
Peter Lindenmuth • USA
The two artists are collaborating on a piece that Punzo will use as an
instrument for a musical performance.
To describe their piece, Lindenmuth writes in his typically flamboyant
“So I said to Stradivarius: “Strad, your violins ain’t got no funk.
That goes for your violas, cellos and double basses. Ain’t none got any
funk. All they’re good for are sickly sweet romantic goo.
But for blues
and jazz and hillbilly and funk, for doowah and post mod classical, you
got to have funk, funk, funk—tons of funk. Me and Rudi are gonna fix
Come next April we’re gonna collaborate on a musical sculpture
that’s gonna knock your socks off. I’m gonna design it. We’re both
gonna build it in my shop with South Bend milling machines, CNC mills
and TIG welders.
And, Rudi’s gonna play it.
Man, you won’t ever have
seen such funk.”
The Distillery Gallery • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
May 1, 2009. Performance begins at 7 pm.
The Distillery Gallery is a not-for-profit gallery space located in the
heart of the Distillery studio building in South Boston, MA. Focused
on providing a legitimate outlet for artists working within the Distillery
community, the gallery also welcomes invited guests to utilize the
unique exhibit space throughout the year.