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C4NM Window Gallery: The Innate by Alan Tower and Hans Houkes

Monday, August 10, 2020 — 6:30 PM
Tickets: Free! (online event)
Tickets available at the door only

Join instrument inventors Alan Tower, Hans Houkes, and C4NM curator Bart Hopkin at a live online event featuring artist talks, demonstrations, and performances. Tower and Houkes innovative instruments “The Innate” are three-chambered flutes intentionally designed in a way that allows all levels of musicians, from novice to expert, to be able to have rich musical experiences both playing and listening.

Tower and Houkes are joining us virtually via Zoom which will be broadcast out to C4NM’s Facebook page and website. To join, just a few minutes before start time simply log on to C4NM’s Facebook page, YouTube page, or view from this event page. (make sure you refresh the page!)

Artist Statement

“We wanted to create a new instrument based on the Huaca above, a three-chambered vessel flute invented by Sharon Rowell in Berkeley,1980. As musicians, we worked for five years to crack the code for creating a timeless chordal wind instrument that would call anyone to play from the inside out by requiring no musical background, just the desire to create beauty. In addition, we wanted players to be able to produce a feeling of immersive envelopment for another as well as themselves. The Innate was born, which means inborn, unlearned.”

Artist Bios

Alan Tower is an instrument inventor and musician with 15 albums of original music. He is the co-founder of Resonance Group 501c3 & Green Music Network 501c3 with a goal of elevating the human spirit through sound as a force of nature.

Hans Houkes is a ceramic instrument builder, musician, experience design. He has a passion for creating impactful sound experiences for all ages. Houkes is based in the Netherlands.

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