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Pitzer College Art Galleries

Election Day Parade: Grand Buddha Marching Band

Nov. 6 @ 2:30—4pm

Elana Mann’s exhibition traces the relationship of early listening devices to modern-day protest movements in order to amplify public dissent. Mann references the seventeenth-century listening and speaking devices fabricated by Renaissance scholar Athanasius Kircher, as well as the Mega-Kazoo-Horn, made by Charles Chase (1914-2004), in the late 1970s to use during May Day parades.

Election Day Parade: Grand Buddha Marching Band. On Election Day, Elana Mann will stage a performance of the feminist experimental composer Pauline Oliveros’ (1932-2016) Grand Buddha Marching Band in collaboration with art students from Pitzer and Claremont Graduate University (CGU). 

Pitzer College Art Galleries
1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711


Image: Documentation of Elana Mann’s performance of The Grand Buddha Marching Band, by Pauline Oliveros, Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA, 2017

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