Joel Sampson engineers elaborate\, kinetic sculptures of the highest order. The Kinetic Percussion works on view in the Condui t Gallery Project Room use a micro controller to fire solenoids that play r hythm patterns on found and fabricated objects. Sampson designs\, makes and programs the computer\, electronics\, mechanics and the overall sculptural design for each of the pieces and composes the music the music the machine s play. The sculptural design of the machines is influenced by geometric ab straction and industrial art between the wars. The end effect is fun and lo ud.


At ten-years old\, Sampson began developing Kodak Brownie 127 f ilm and making contact prints\, got a ham radio license and played music pr ofessionally. He went on to earn advanced degrees in photography\, technolo gy and music and incorporates all three into his current studio practice. J oel Sampson earned a B.S. at Southern Illinois University\, Carbondale\, IL in 1972\, an M.A. from Ohio State University\, Columbus\, OH in 1974 and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Dayton\, Dayton\,OH in 1 985. Joel Sampson lives and works in Dallas\,Texas.

LOCATION:Conduit Gallery\,1626 C Hi Line Dr. \n Dallas\, TX 75207 SUMMARY:Kinetic Percussion: Rhythm Machines\, Joel Sampson END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR