Scarborough, Ont. : Doris McCarthy Gallery ; Oshawa, Ont. : Robert McLaughlin Gallery ; Mississauga, Ont. : Blackwood Gallery ; Chatham, Ont. : Thames Art Gallery ; Sackville, N.B. : Owens Art Gallery ; Saskatoon, Sask. : Kenderdine Art Gallery ; Berlin, Germany : Singuhr-Hoergalerie ; Owen Sound, Ont. : Tom Thomson Art Gallery, c2011.
Book — ix, 159 p. : ill. (some col.), music ; 25 cm. + 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
This is the first comprehensive monograph exploring the unique work of sound artist Gordon Monahan. For over 30 years Gordon Monahan (1956-) has created music, sound sculpture, sound installation, and computer-controlled sound environments that range from avant-garde concert music to multi-media installation and sound art. As a pianist he has premiered and performed work by John Cage, Udo Kasemets and James Tenney. As a composer he has created a substantial body. As a sound artist he has invented sound installations combining natural forces with manmade objects in environments ranging from museums to the outdoors. This publication is the first comprehensive monograph of Monahan's body of work. Among the subjects explored are Monahan's Berlin years (1992-2006), the influence of Fluxus and Pop, and the art and music scenes of his Toronto beginnings. (source: Nielsen Book Data)