Wednesday, September 30
Live music has been part of the Charlotte culture movement for decades. As a result of COVID, however, many of our music venues have temporarily or permanently closed. The music industry faces a crisis of identity amid the abundance of cultural opportunities and options for virtual connections. Now, musicians and sound artists are redefining the movement and cultivating creative ways to continue sharing their music locally and nationally. McColl Center alumnus artist, poet, and theologian de’Angelo Dia brings together a lively panel of musicians with North Carolina roots—DJ Fannie Mae, songwriter, producer, and performer Dylan Gilbert, and electronic musician and sound artist MAF—to discuss the connections between music and visual art, sound art as a vehicle for social exchange, and the impact of isolation on the creative process of musicians and sound artists.