Lee Ranaldo at NOME Gallery

Thursday 4th August, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

Lee Ranaldo
27 August, 6–9 pm
Concert: 27 August at 7 pm
Berlin, 28 July 2022

NOME is pleased to announce a concert and exhibition by the American musician and visual artist Lee Ranaldo on August 27th. The vernissage will last from 6-9 pm and at 7 pm Ranaldo will perform his composition In Virus Times, an instrumental acoustic piece in four parts that explores the sense of motionless time through sparse, meandering melodies and spacious chordal drones.

In his artwork, Ranaldo uses old vinyl records as plates for drypoint engraving – scratching directly on the vinyl surface and then printing the results. His exhibition Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints will present a series of prints related to In Virus Times that includes, among other images, a work based on an electron microscope shot of the Covid-19 virus.

In Virus Times and Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints are the inaugural events in the multi-part sonic project entitled Sounds and Traces, which is curated by the artist, musician, and music historian Luciano Chessa. More information about the program follows at the close of the text.

Program on August 27th
Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints

Exhibition curated by Luciano Chessa
Opening on August 27th 6–9 pm

In Virus Times – live concert
August 27th at 7 pm

Lee Ranaldo is a musician, composer, visual artist, writer, producer. Ranaldo was a founding member of Sonic Youth, from their debut in 1981 until they disbanded in 2011. His artworks and videos have recently been exhibited in gallery and museum shows in Porto, Halifax, Miami, Tampa, Vienna, Prague, Gent, Bratislava, Auckland, Salt Lake City, Austin, Brooklyn, at the VOLTA fair in Manhattan and in Menen, Belgium. He has been an artist-in-Residence: at CNEAI, Paris (2007, 2008); NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2013); Villa Arson, Nice, France (2014).

Luciano Chessa is an Italian musician, artist, and music historian. He has been commissioned multiple times by the Performa Biennial. In 2014 he presented three events at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe.

Suoni e Tracce * Sounds and Traces * Klänge und Spuren
A program of five concerts and two exhibitions
Curated by Luciano Chessa
August 27, 2022 – Summer 2023

Suoni e Tracce * Sounds and Traces * Klänge und Spuren is a multi-part sonic program consisting of two exhibitions and five concerts curated by Luciano Chessa. The concert program will culminate in a group exhibition in June 2023 entitled Sounds and Traces, which explores sound and its visual consequences. The exhibition will feature works by Soheila Bajelan, Terry Berlier, Øyvind Brandtsegg, Christopher Burns, Constance DeJong, Laura Grisi, Joe Jones, Chris Kallmyer, and Lee Ranaldo.

Concert Program:

Lee Ranaldo, August 27, 2022
Chris Newman, November 11, 2022
Margareth Kammerer feat. Cat Lamb, April 22, 2023
Francesco Donadello, May 27, 2023
Yoyo Röhm + Kristof Hahn, July 7, 2023

The press kit including information and images is available here. The press images can be used free of charge in connection with editorial coverage of the event; the rights holder must be named in the credits.

Press contact
Luca Barbeni
+49 30 922 83788

Image credits: Lee Ranaldo, from the series Vinyl Records Drypoint Prints, 2017