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Video Recap: Rahzel’s Breathtaking Beatbox Battle with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Voice Array” at Bitforms Gallery.

Opens Tonight, 6-8p:

Voice Array
 Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
 featuring special guest, beatbox legend Rahzel

Bitforms Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (2nd Floor)
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United States premiere of two projects: Voice Array, a participatory environment that debuted last Fall in Sydney, Australia, at the Museum of Contemporary Art; and Last Breath, a robotic installation that stores and circulates the breath of a person forever, between a bellows and a brown paper bag.  Voice Array is a construction for vocal improvisation that uses blinking LEDs and a customized intercom system of audio playback and recording. The exhibition’s opening will feature a performance by vocal percussionist Rahzel, The Godfather of Noyze, who will explore Lozano-Hemmer’s “Voice Array” within the musical context of human beatboxing. - thru Oct 13