Collaboration: Quintron and Miss Pussycat at the New Orleans Museum of Art

For the exhibition Parallel Universe: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Live at City Park at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Quintron will record his new album on site, in a gallery space. As part of this recording process, he will clock in as an employee five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, during normal business hours. Quintron will install himself and his entire recoding studio in NOMA's contemporary galleries, surrounded by works of art he has personally culled from the Museum's collection. Visitors to the museum will be invited into the recording studio to observe the artist at work. The result should be fascinating, as Quintron will draw inspiration from the Museum masterpieces, and from the unique and unfamiliar experience of recording in front of an audience of Museum visitors.

Quintron and NOMA are collaborating with us at Open Sound New Orleans in order to document this process. On a weekly basis, Quintron will contribute audio updates to Open Sound New Orleans. These updates are intended as ambient and musical “snapshots” – weekly sharings that will illuminate the artist's method and experience working in this new manner, and offer glimpses at the work that will ultimately become his next album. Quintron's weekly contributions will be tagged, searchable, and easily accessible from our homepage. These updates will begin to appear on Open Sound New Orleans in early February and continue until late April. On Wednesday, April 28, 6 – 8 p.m., NOMA will host a Listening Party of the new tracks in celebration of the collaboration and the completion of the new album.

Parallel Universe will also feature an interactive display of Quintron's patented DRUM BUDDY sound machines, including one specially designed for museum use that enables visitors to create their own music, and a vibrant and comprehensive presentation of Miss Pussycat's puppetry. Parallel Universe is organized by Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. The exhibition is on view in NOMA's second-floor Frederick R. Weisman Gallery now through May 2, 2010.

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