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Thursday, May 16
6:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

Featuring Capuzzi, Silva, and Busta 

Limited seating and standing room. No RSVP required.

Complimentary admission and wine selections from Dry Farm Wines.   

Inspired by Nam June Paik’s musical roots and TV Cello (2003), celloist Phillip Capuzzi, joined by Simon Silva, drummer, and Frank Busta, pianist and violinist, assemble for our latest edition of Listen & Lounge night in Social Assembly, a multipronged exhibition and flexible program to rethink and expand how we interact with and learn from art—and each other—in a museum setting.  

According to Capuzzi:
“The intersection of technology and art in Nam June Paik’s work aligns with [his] path. A new device changes the delivery method of a frequency set, hence shifting the receiver’s perspective, but the foundation remains true. Shapes from the past help us bridge the gap to novel ideas. A measure of absurdity is necessary for commitment to this intention. 

The instrumental permutations in the three sets are characteristic of the dichotomy of traditionalism and modernity within Nam June Paik’s life and art. Miami shares this same duality. His presence in this city was certainly not entropic.  His inquiry extends through activations such as these.”

In Haegue Yang, Coordinates of Speculative Solidarity, 2019 (detail) weather data is layered to create a graphic wallpaper.


Philip Capuzzi (@goon.green) is a composer, cellist, bassist, and disc jockey with a background in jazz and classical language, and evolution towards experimentalism and electronica. He organizes community gatherings that foster cross-pollination between creatives across distinct mediums. This practice spurs collective growth through proximal inspiration. The experiences therein inform the musical conceptions developed in performance.  

Simon Silva (@_sim.ism_) is a drummer and abstract visual artist who shares the proclivity towards innovation. He and Capuzzi comprise cheetah.simulator, an extemporaneous string/percussion duo which reaches for the endless stream. He also comprises half of motherbase, a progressive guitar-drum duo. 

Frank Busta (@frankbusta_) is a pianist and violinist who shares a background in jazz and classical, and masterfully balances rhythms of the past, present, and future within his style and collaborations. He joins Silva and Capuzzi to form query, a trio focused on harmonizing each other’s artistic voices. 

This event is part of Social Assembly: Welcome to the Museum, a multipronged exhibition and flexible program to rethink and expand how we interact with and learn from art—and each other—in a museum setting.

Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program. Additional support provided by Dry Farm Wines and Maestro Dobel Tequila. 

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Thursday, May 16
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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