Recreation #3: The Ultimate Jam: a sonic lecture from artist, musician, and author Satch Hoyt

28 July 2023
07:00 PM

Satch Hoyt is a critically acclaimed visual artist, musician and author. Past projects include exhibitions at the New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and the National Gallery Kingston Jamaica; a number of songs co-written with Grace Jones; playing flute on Louise Bourgeois’ OTTE; and the being the flautist and percussionist in the NYC Band Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber. More recently, Hoyt recorded a solo album, titled  LATITUDE (Afro Sonic Sextant) and composed the music for Kiluanji Kia Henda's performance titled, Resetting Birds Memories, which premiered at the Sharjah Biennial's March Meeting 2023.

At this event, Hoyt will deliver a sonic lecture, derived from Afro-Sonic Mapping, an ongoing literary and visual arts as well as sound project, which has been exhibited and performed at HKW Berlin, the Pompidou Centre Paris  and the South London Gallery. Stemming from Hoyt’s long-standing endeavour to “un-mute” sounds from the numerous African regions that were captured—and silenced—during the colonial period, his work “displays that culture is a living activity and a practice of creative hospitality and ultimately, the jam” (Tsitsi Jaji, author of Africa in Stereo: Music, Modernism, and Pan-African Solidarity, 2014). 

This event is part of a.p.'s Summer Season, which comprises of talks, readings, and performances concerned with recreation: a term that refers both to ‘leisure activities’ (think cookery, interiors, music, fashion, and dance to name but a few) and their reproduction (which is also their subversion) within different visual and literary contexts. As always, the programme features a mix of emerging and established practitioners from Berlin and beyond. 

Like all our events, it is free to attend, but booking is recommended via our eventbrite.