The High Zero Festival of Experimental and Improvised Music is honored to present the North American debut of the incomparable Lucas Abela’s Temple of Din. Abela’s amazing works are a unique amalgam of sculptures, arcade games and musical instruments. These machine evoke pinball – with bumpers, flippers and playfields – but combine them with entire pianos(!!!), tuning forks, digital drum machines, electric guitars, and piles upon piles of distortion and noise. The works together create a wild and cacophonous parlor-like atmosphere. You may come and “play” the Temple of Din yourself, feeding the din, or simply experience it as a stochastic soundscape.
Temple of Din has shown throughout Europe and Australia and earned Abela the 2017 Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica in Austria. This show is like nothing else and must be seen, heard and played to be believed.
Lucas Abela is an underground legend – a virtuoso noise musician from AUstralia who has performed throughout the world as Justice Yeldham. He performed some unforgettable and shocking shows in Baltimore within the last 15 years and has been a favorite of many. Ten years ago he branched out into interactive sound art, and his interactive artworks rose up to and even beyond his amazing music. Some pieces, such as the epic Vinyl Rally, were so singular and wondrous that they defied easy explanation. Temple of Din connects with the playful spirit of the High Zero Festival and epitomizes the tremendous craft and imagination that the festival shares year after year with Baltimore and the entire region.
OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCES
Opening 7pm-11pm Wed sept 6th
Gallery hours Sept 9, 10, 16, and 17. 12-6pm
307 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201
The Temple of Din will be open for ALL EMP concerts and events occurring Sept 7th through 18th!