Join us for a performance by the duo Dominant Hand inspired by photo collages and CMYK compositions featured in the exhibition Carl Toth: Reordering Fictions within the gallery.  

Maritza Figueroa-Garibay and Austin T. Richey are sound artists and music educators working in Detroit, Michigan. Their current practice reclaims public spaces through community-oriented DIY synthesizer-making workshops and site-specific, historically and environmentally informed sound installations. This includes a recent electro-acoustic opera at a historic Jewish bathhouse in Detroit’s North End as well as digital collaborations with Bora Yoon, Detroit Opera, and Sō Percussion. 

Since 2020, they have performed as Dominant Hand, an abrasive ambient duo that “sound the room” via homemade synthesizers. These synthesizers, designed and modified to sound like large tom drums and bass drones, are quasi-generative and create organismic rhythms from their primitive sequencers. We invite people to put themselves into these sequences, and in the process, cultivate a deep listening environment to retune the sonic senses. 

Free and open to the public

This program is a part of Free Third Thursdays, a program sponsored by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.