musician, artist, curator


Photo by Colin Doyle

Photo by Colin Doyle

2018 Tito’s Prize Exhibition: War Tuba Recital

WAR TUBA RECITAL is a commanding, absorbing show. The generosity and respect with which Parker forms his connections — sonic, sculptural, conceptual — always includes his audience, and always invites them to create their own.
— Annelyse Gelman, Glasstire

WAR TUBA RECITAL examines the history of conflict through sound. Combing military artifacts (acoustic locators, air raid sirens, leaflet propaganda of Dr. Seuss, coded radio transmissions, the WWII Ghost Army, and the weaponization of marching bands) with the sonic philosophies of John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, and Cornelius Cardew, items are transformed into tools for awareness, discovery, and renewal.

The exhibition is conceived of as an ongoing performance where visitors realize a series of compositions using sonic headdresses, invented instruments, and graphic notation.

This exhibition was generously supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Big Medium.

Press: Arts + Culture Texas (Cover Story) | Glasstire | Austin Chronicle | Art Profiler | Sightlines

Video by Jose Lozano

Photos by Colin Doyle (1-4) and Sarah Frankie Linder (5-28)