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Interview: Chuck Johnson and JWPATON

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Musicians Chuck Johnson and JWPATON discuss their collaborative composition ‘Tangled mirror yarn’, a swirling, anamorphic shift of euphoric distortions and clustered orchestral swells and peaks featuring electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, Ableton, treatments and digital orchestration.

‘Tangled mirror yarn’ is part of a series of newly commissioned musical works that add a new dimension to the exhibition Sol LeWitt: Affinities and Resonances featuring Sol LeWitt’s Wall drawing #955, Loopy Doopy (red and purple) and works by Indigenous artists Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Gloria Tamerre Petyarre.

JWPATON is a Yuin musician based in Darug Country, Western Sydney. He uses alternative sounds and field recordings from both the natural and the human-made worlds to create a rich, time-stretched padded ambience. Chuck Johnson is a composer from Oakland, California. He works with faults and instabilities in composition that might reveal latent beauty. He performs with a focus on pedal steel guitar, experimental electronics, and alternate tuning systems, and composes for film and television.