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Seylon Stills @ the Maxwell Courtyard

Friday, July 15, 2022 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
500 University Blvd. NE
Seylon Stills

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Experience the immersive sounds and melodies of multi-instrumentalist Seylon Stills, in the Maxwell Museum's courtyard. Seylon Stills is a sound artist, producer, and singer-songwriter known for her captivating audience interactive performances. She uses technology to create immersive, ambient experiences. By weaving in field recordings collected while out in nature, Seylon Stills transports her audience to beautiful natural spaces. She has a deep sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural word.

Seylon fuzes the vulnerability of acoustic folk with experimental electronic soundscapes. Her background as a classical singer and composer surface in her intricate instrumentation and hypnotizing vocal harmonies. She sings, and noodles on many different instruments including the piano, ukulele, melodica and glockenspiel which make many special appearances on her debut EP.

Seylon uses the cell phones of audience members to create an immersive experience while also symbolizing how each of us, small as we are, come together to create a rich community. The sounds from each individual phone come together to build a beautiful, textured soundscape that could not be created without each person in the room. Through her interactive pieces, the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

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This event is sponsored by the University of New Mexico (UNM) Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM Art Museum, and UNM El Centro de la Raza. It is the first of three performances that comprise the “Maxwell Courtyard Concert Series,” a celebration featuring superb local and regional artists. Join us for the free concerts as we transform our intimate courtyard into a unique cultural venue. During these events, the Maxwell as well as its Museum Store will be open and light fare and refreshments will be offered.

*Tickets to each concert are free but limited to the courtyard’s capacity of 80 people per event. Non-ticketed audience members can still enter the museum, visit the store, and enjoy the music; however, non-ticketed folks will have to sit/stand in the portal and garden, located directly East outside of the gates of our courtyard*