Aferro Publication No. 37, Elevator Music 6 & 7
Elevator Music 6: Janétza Miranda and Elevator Music 7: IDES, curated by Juno Zago.
Elevator Music is a continuous rotation of experimental sound art curated for the permanent Elevator Music installation on the second floor of Gallery Aferro. The installation is comprised of a very early Otis Elevator (single digit) from the early 1900s excavated from the basement of Gallery Aferro’s facilities at 73 Market Street. The Elevator was cleaned up, refurbished and equipped with a motion sensor-activated media player. Guests enter the elevator and the audio-works are activated, analogous to the ways we may enter a functioning elevator ready to deliver us to our desired (or undesired) destination. Elevator Music is a space where audio works can become accessible within a visual arts gallery experience.
As with most art institution and public art endeavors in 2020, the Elevator Music project went on hiatus as Gallery Aferro closed its doors to the public for nearly a year and a half due to COVID-19. But the intention was to always present the music of Newark, NJ-based singer and musician Janétza Miranda and NJ-based punk outfit IDES in succession. Listen below to a selection of covers by Janétza Miranda, and IDES’ 2020 album Hikikomori.
Elevator Music 6: Janétza Miranda – 02/22/2020 – 06/10/2020
Elevator Music 7: IDES – 06/16/2021 – 10/10/2021
Published by Gallery Aferro