Jazz musician John Worley improvises to a kinetic sculpture by Alan Rath

Jazz musician John Worley improvises to a kinetic sculpture by Alan Rath

Monday, July 14, 2014

On June 19, 2014, the San Jose Museum of Art and San Jose Jazz invited musician John Worley to improvise to the kinetic sculpture "Absolutely" (2012), by artist Alan Rath.

The robotic work modifies its own movements, but does not repeat them. The sculpture moves at-will and "falls asleep" when no one is around.

John improvised on trumpet and flugelhorn. Here's what happened...


Alan Rath, "Absolutely," 2012.
180 x 144 x 144 inches
Pheasant feathers, aluminum, fiberglass and custom electronics.
GIft of the Lipman Family Foundation.