Artists Space

Behave Like an Audience

Music Performance
June 30, 2013, 8pm

Concert is a band consisting of three artists – Chris Evans, Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Benjamin Seror – whose visual practices often meld their penchant for music and their feeling for its potency. Sentimental disco propped up by convoluted electronic drums, a reincarnated analogue bass and the vocals of a self-styled chanteur, make up Concert's first record Behave Like an Audience.

A flyer for Concert
[A flyer for Concert's tour, ending at Artists Space on June 30. The yellow flyer features two black speakers mounted on stands.]

This recently released 10-inch vinyl from Sternberg Press consists of songs composed and performed by Concert to lyrics written by the artists Guy Ben-Ner, Mariana Castillo Deball, Dexter Sinister, Patricia Esquivias, Sharon Hayes, Hassan Khan and Michael Portnoy. This project was commissioned and produced by curator Mai Abu ElDahab, as a collective endeavor born out of her five-year tenure as Director of Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp.

On their first US tour in Summer 2013, Concert will be performing live at Kadist in San Francisco on June 22, Redcat in Los Angeles on June 25, Aspen Art Museum on June 28 and Artists Space, New York on June 30.

This program is supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Behave Like an Audience is one program in a series of evenings from Pride Goes Before a Fall / Beware of a Holy Whore - An Exhibition in Two Acts, June 30 – August 25, 2013.