Public Performance

Transonic Communities Public Performance

November 5, 2023
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Courtesy of Guillermo Galindo. Photo credit: Albert Braun/Novia students.

Join Mexican composer, sound artist, visual artist, and performer Guillermo Galindo and a Philadelphia-based ensemble of fellow performers under the Reading Viaduct as they explore one of our city’s sonic spaces and their own bodies as components of song. This groundbreaking performance is the culmination of a three-part workshop with the participants in which they’ll explore resonance and reverberation, listening, chanting, and the healing properties of sound.

Event Information

November 5, 2023
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Under the Reading Viaduct
at N 11th and Carlton streets


Free | Let us know you’re coming!


About the Participants

Guillermo Galindo is a pioneering post-Mexican composer and artist known for his groundbreaking fusion of experimental music, visual arts, and socio-political consciousness. His multifaceted body of work encompasses orchestral compositions commissioned by prominent ensembles, operas, instrument crafting, and immersive installations. Galindo’s innovative graphic scores and sonic sculptures have graced international museums and biennials, including documenta14 and Pacific Standard Time. His creations are housed in esteemed permanent collections including the Crystal Bridges Museum, LACMA and the National Gallery, among many others.

Guillermo Galindo presently teaches at the California College of Arts in San Francisco, CA. He has also been invited as a Mohr Visiting Artist at Stanford University (2018), as a resident artist at Vanderbilt University and a Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Rollins Cornell Arts Museum (2019). Galindo has also been a recipient of the Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Grant.

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Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

Additional thanks goes to Sarah McEneaney, Michelle Liao and John Struble, Raúl Romero, Callowhill Neighborhood Association, Shelly Electric, Philadelphia City Councilmember Mark Squilla, and Philadelphia Streets Department.