City of Industry

Described by the BBC as a “one woman Hadron collider,” Annie Gosfield’s music is inspired by “the inherent beauty of found sounds, such as machines, destroyed pianos, warped 78 rpm records and jammed radio signals.” We’re proud to present a portrait concert featuring Gosfield’s music in City of Industry. From the sounds of decaying RPM records to the factory clatter of Detroit, City of Industry explores the fusion of industry, sound, and music. Catchfire’s cellist Peter Swanson takes center stage on Almost Truths and Open Deceptions, and Gosfield’s clanging, Diego Rivera-inspired Detroit Industry closes the program.


Featuring the music of Annie Gosfield.

Date: October 2021

Location: TBA, be sure to check back soon or subscribe to our mailing list! 

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  • Cranks and Cactus Needles

  • Almost Truths and Open Deceptions, featuring Peter Swanson, cello

  • Voices over the Buzz and Clatter

  • Detroit Industry: The Goddess Stamps Metal While the Blast Furnace Sings


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