John Roach

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John Roach is a California born, Brooklyn based artist who is usually not happy unless he is jamming things together that don’t seem to fit. With a playful use of materials, he set procedures in motion that are not easily controlled: viewer-activated robots create a score for live musical performers; the fluctuation of the internet is harnessed to drive a sound composition; foil from chocolate coins discarded by gallery visitors is used in an installation. These are just some of the tactics he has employed to coax indeterminate outcomes.
The items that can be heard here are an amalgam of recordings from installations, performances, audio collages, collaborations, experiments and projects derived from his home-made musical instruments.