Maria Chávez
Tuesday, September 10
8:00 PM
  • Performance

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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This is a seated show.

Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over

  • Maria Chávez — turntables, electronics

Ars Nova Workshop presents the abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ Maria Chávez at Solar Myth on Tuesday, September 10, 2024.

Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, Maria Chávez’s approach is rooted in Deep Listening, a form of embodied listening developed by her late mentor Pauline Oliveros. Coincidence, chance and failures are themes that unite her work across mediums, including improvised performance, sound and marble sculpture, visual art, and book objects. Chávez is the only abstract turntablist in the world who performs with the rare RAKE Double Needle, a special device that contains two needles on one head, allowing it to read two different segments of a single record at the same time. Paired with her inimitable ability to create unforgettable sonic experiences from shards of broken records, each performance is truly unique. Chávez’s work has been featured and supported by a myriad of institutions over the past decades including Rewire Festival, Counterflows Festival, Donau Festival, The Guggenheim Museum, The Getty, The Wire, MOCA Jacksonville, Black Mountain College Museum and many more.