Artist Discussion: Sound Collaboration with Lex Brown and Samuel Beebe

April 28, 2023
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
Public Program
On a horizontal screen, a suited figure holds a glittering red box that reads “Carnelian.”

Carnelian, 2023, detail. Three-channel 4K video, 16mm film, color, stereo sound, closed captions. 60 min. Installation view: Lex Brown: Carnelian, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Deli Gallery, New York, Mexico City. Photo: Dario Lasagni

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Wiesner Building (Building E15), Cambridge, MA 02139
Day & Time
Free, but registration required

Lex Brown
Sam Beebe

For more information, contact:

eagaerner [at] (Emily Garner), Senior Campus and Public Programs Manager

Join artist Lex Brown and sound designer Samuel Beebe in a discussion about their collaboration as co-composers for "Carnelian" debuting as part of the exhibition on view at the List Center.

Carnelian is a multi-channel video installation taking the form of a musical considering an impending global disaster and how one grapples with how to navigate the overwhelming amount of digital content and information one can process. This is the first collaboration between Brown and Beebe as they co- composed the score from the script that Brown wrote for this video work. This discussion will allow participants the unique opportunity to experience the exhibition alongside the artist and hear firsthand about her process and collaboration to realize this complex work.

About the Speakers:

Lex Brown (b. 1989, Oakland, CA; lives in Philadelphia) has performed and exhibited work at the New Museum, the High Line, the International Center of Photography, Recess, and The Kitchen (all New York); REDCAT Theater and The Hammer Museum (Los Angles); The Baltimore Museum of Art; and at the Munch Museum (Oslo, Norway). She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MFA from Yale. Brown is the author of My Wet Hot Drone Summer (Badlands Unlimited, 2017), and the host of the podcast 1-800-POWERS. Brown has taught at Princeton University and at Harvard University as a College Fellow in Theater Dance & Media and Art, Film & Visual Studies, and has lectured widely.

Samuel Beebe is a composer and sound designer exploring the dramatic possibilities of music and sound through collaborations that often produce interdisciplinary works. POW POW POWER UP, an installation-performance created with artist Liss Lafleur, was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, and his dystopian opera Biophilia was workshopped by Stony Brook Opera. Beebe holds a Ph.D in Music Composition from Stony Brook University, and is Visiting Lecturer at Salem State University and Merrimack College. He lives in Boston.