When: Saturday June 3
Performing Systems

David and Tara Gladden

In a theory known as the Harmony of the Spheres, Pythagoras proposed that the sun, moon, planets and stars all produced their own unique hum based on their orbital revolution. These sounds were thought to be harmonious and precise, like the relation between the pitch of a musical note and the length of a string.

C Tara and David Gladden, in their performance piece, Achromatic, contend that celestial music is not necessarily ordered and harmonious. Indeed, there is much drama written in the sky; harmony, yes, but also chaos and destruction.

Achromatic is a work of simple shapes and no color. It is an exploration of alchemy and magic utilizing the tensions of harmony/dissonance, restraint/rebellion, and control/entropy. It is a piece for voice, analog synthesizer, and video projections.

C. Tara and David Gladden are collaborative artists with an interdisciplinary practice, which includes live cinema, object making, performance, experimental video, sound, installation, and public art.

David holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Tara holds a BM in Voice Performance from Boston University. Both David and Tara hold MFAs in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) from Brooklyn College.

Currently, David and Tara Gladden are both educators at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. David is an Assistant Professor of New Media Art and Tara is Art Galleries Manager, as well as a Curator and Lecturer in the Art, Music and Interdisciplinary Studies Programs.