On the occasion of MOCA’s Vanity Fair Party and Anri Sala’s solo exhibition Purchase Not By Moonlight at MOCA North Miami, members of The Cleveland Orchestra performed Anri Sala’s A Spurious Emission. The performance is based on an encounter that Anri Sala experienced while driving across Arizona, listening to baroque chamber music on his car radio. The broadcast was disturbed when Anri Sala pulled into a rest area and an unknown station playing country music intermittently interrupted the baroque music. This kind of interference is called spurious emission. Anri Sala commissioned a composer to transpose this sound experience into a musical score, performed by a baroque trio, a country band and a radio announcer. Published in 2009, we now re-mastered and re-edited the video as part of our VTV Classics (r3) series. The video above is an excerpt, the full-length version is available on further down the page.
VTV Classics (r3): Anri Sala: A Spurious Emission. MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. Vanity Fair International Party. December 2, 2008.
Our series r3 highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s huge archive. R3 is a series of VernissageTV classics, now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition. Click here for the complete list of videos. Click here for the original post.
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Complete video (8:58 min.):