September 20, 2014, 7:00pm until 1:00am
Nuit Blanche Calgary, Civic Plaza Parkade Park
Esker Foundation is pleased to support the production of Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay’s Nuit Blanche Calgary project, The Lovers. The Lovers is a spatialized sound installation broadcast through a series of speakers distributed throughout Calgary’s downtown Civic Plaza Parkade Park. Designed to act as an ambiguous, temporary monument, The Lovers combines the sounds of bells and human voices and will transmit a message for the listener to slowly and carefully decode. The composition was recorded in both Berlin and Calgary with members of the Calgary Boys’ Choir (which once counted Nemerofsky as a member) lending their voices.
On September 20, 2014 from 7:00pm–1:00am, Nuit Blanche Calgary will present 10 amazing time-based performance art events at Olympic Plaza and City Hall Plaza in downtown Calgary. This event is free to the public and all are welcome.
For more information: www.nuitblanchecalgary.ca
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is a Montréal-born artist and diarist currently based in Berlin. His creative gestures in video, sound, and text contemplate the history of song, the rendering of love and emotion into language, and the resurrection and manipulation of voices – sung, spoken, or screamed. Nemerofsky’s work has been exhibited in diverse contexts across Canada, Europe, and Asia and has won prizes at festivals in Canada, Germany, Poland, and Portugal. His work is part of numerous private collections as well as the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.