Gorintō by Drew Silverman + Special Guests


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Gorintō by Drew Silverman + Special Guests

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - April 27 @ 10:00 pm

| $20

Gorintō (五輪塔) is an intimate evening-length multi-sensory piece for 5 sound artists, exploring universality and set in the inverted round. The audience will gather in a circle centered in the space and are encouraged to lie down on a collection of pillows and rugs (as well as bring their own favorite comfort items) to experience a series of projections on several surfaces hung from the ceiling. The musicians will be positioned surrounding the audience, as will a truly surround sound speaker set up for maximal auditory experience. Gorintō is part soundscape, part classicist composition, and part ASMR dream.

—Sound Artists—

Adam Bedell – percussion/textures
Jessica Eley – cello/percussion/textures
Claude McCan – synth/keys/percussion/textures
Fumihito Sugawara – guitar/percussion/textures
Drew Silverman – composer/percussion/textures/et. al

—-Technical Design Team—
Chris Medders – Audio Engineer
Ezekiel Cisneros – Visual Engineer


Before and after each performance of Gorintō, there will be a guest artists performing in the gallery portion of GFT, as well as featured visual artist Amanda Jones also displaying in the gallery.

April 25th
7pm: Bohemian Cristal Instrument (on tour from CZ)
8pm: GORINTŌ (五輪塔)
Aftershow: Bohemian Cristal Instrument

April 26th

7pm Matthew Seidel
8pm: GORINTŌ (五輪塔)

April 27th
7pm: Xinexport (from Dallas)
8pm: GORINTŌ (五輪塔)
Aftershow: Xinexport

The nature of this show encourages lying on a padded, slightly raised floor, please inform us in the notes section of your ticket purchase if you need any accommodations to make you comfortable in this environment.


Further Reading:

A Gorintō is a Japanese 5-tier pagoda that is commonly found in cemeteries. The five-tiers symbolize a breakdown of perceived and unperceived universal forces; earth, fire, air, water, and the void.


Literally Gorintō is a distilled breakdown of all that is, with elemental specificity; figuratively for me it has become a symbol for universality. In the spirit of people who have an intense desire to see the deep links between seemingly disparate things, Joseph Campbell, Edward O. Wilson, the great thinkers of Zen Buddhism, amongst so many others share a suspicion that everything is the same at its core. The Gorintō imagines all of the universe contained within only 5 categories of things, the 10 commandments outline our behaviors. We like lists and we like platitudes. Gorintō the piece imagines that since we’re all made of the same core things, they exist in all that we are and all that we do, no matter how separate they seem or feel. Consequently so can “sound”, “noise” and “music” co-exist side by side and intertwined.


Purchase Tickets HERE! :
Admissions at the door for just the gallery performances are $5 at any time.


April 25 @ 7:00 pm
April 27 @ 10:00 pm


Ground Floor Theatre
Austin, TX 78702 United States