Test Pattern 07: Holland Andrews
Test Pattern returns to the ICA auditorium on Friday April 7, with a performance by vocalist, composer, and performance artist Holland Andrews. Their work focuses on the abstraction of operatic and extended-technique voice to build cathartic and dissonant soundscapes. Andrews arranges music for voice, clarinet, and electronics and frequently highlights themes surrounding vulnerability and healing.
For their Test Pattern performance, they will collaborate with new media artist and VCUarts Kinetic Imaging instructor Eric Millikin to create an immersive sensory environment. The performance will be followed by a conversation with VCUarts Graphic Design Professor Nicole Killian.
In addition to creating solo work, Andrews develops and performs soundscapes for dance, theater, and film, and their work has toured nationally and internationally with artists such as Bill T. Jones, Dorothee Munyaneza, Will Rawls, and poet Demian Dinéyazhi. Notable musical collaborations include Son Lux, Christina Vantzou, William Brittelle, Methods Body, West Thordson, Peter Broderick, Darian Donovan Thomas, and Nils Frahm. Andrews has gained recognition from publications such as The Wire, The New York Times, Electronic Sound, Uncut Magazine, Le Monde, and BBC Radio. Their latest EP Doubtless was released in October 2022.
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ABOUT TEST PATTERN
Test Pattern is a hybrid performance series inspired by the legacy of visionary public-access TV programs and alternative video movements in the US. The series invites artists to turn the ICA auditorium into an experimental production studio for week-long residencies, during which they collaborate with members of the local community to create a live performance and internet broadcast. Test Pattern offers the public a unique window into the creative process—visitors can observe rehearsals, participate in live tapings and online streams of the performances, and access the performances afterward through videos, websites, and publications.