Odd Harmonics  A month-long art show and performance series

16 October - 16 November 2013

Judith Charles Gallery is pleased to present Odd Harmonics, a collaborative exhibition with Butterscotch Records and Moog Music featuring work by François Chambard, Cassandra C. Jones and Tomory Dodge. Odd Harmonics is a month-long contemporary art show and performance series curated by label head Allen Farmelo. Centered around a series of custom-built sculptural Theremins, the show will feature performances by the likes of Butterscotch's own Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), German classical Theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck, performance artist Christen Clifford and more.


In the face of today's digital disembodiment of music, Farmelo's vision for the show is to reunite art, design, performance and records and as they were in the analog era. Internationally celebrated designer and builder François Chambard is building twelve custom Theremins that will be at once sculptures, instruments and design objects. The pieces will be built around the iconic Moog Etherewave Theremin. Of the sculptures, curator Farmelo says, "These theremins embody the spirit of bold innovation, analog technology and handmade craftsmanship." The show will also feature works by artist Cassandra C. Jones and painter Tomory Dodge, who have contributed album art to Butterscotch releases.


Over the course of its exhibition, the show will host several performances:


OCT 16, 6-9pm - Opening and artist reception.

OCT 19, 8pm - Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), New Weather live, label launch celebration.

OCT 26, 8pm - Transgressive Theremins & Theater with Mike Edison & Christen Clifford.

NOV 1, 8pm - Graph Rabbit live w/ special guest.

NOV 2, 7:30pm - Thereminist Carolina Eyck & pianist Christopher Tarnow.

NOV 3, 11am - Elska live - modern pop music for children and families.


photography © Francis Dzikowski / Esto