Akademie Schloss Solitude cordially invites the public to an interdisciplinary concert and performance evening in the neo-classical Palace Chapel of Solitude. Potentially Dangerous Contraptions is an evening of short musical and performance-based works. Using the chapel organ, a specially commissioned portative organ, film and velcro-suits, Rushford and Yezbick's works will form an interdisciplinary dialog about modern-day surveillance tactics and Medieval musical and religious texts.
James Rushford is a composer-performer. His work is drawn from a familiarity with specific concrète, improvised, avant-garde and collagist languages. Currently, his work deals with the aesthetic concept of musical shadow. James holds a Doctorate from the California Institute of the Arts. At present he is a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude in the discipline of Music/Sound.
Rachel Yezbick is a Los Angeles based artist working in video, performance, and installation. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) after attending Michigan State University’s Ph.D. program in Cultural Anthropology where she was published in Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade. Her work examines the impact of decentralized global conflict on contemporary morals and social relationships by applying and radically altering the rules of her former discipline.