Peni Candra Rini & Jessika Kenney

Two Singers and CAGE: Peni Candra Rini from Indonesia and Jessika Kenney from the United States joined the Cornell Avant-Garde Ensemble to explore different lines between the traditional and experimental, the composed and improvised. The event took place at the Johnson Museum of Art in conjunction with the opening of their multi-gallery exhibition Lines of Control.

The performance spanned three separate spaces over an our and a half, beginning as a full ensemble in the main Bartel gallery space, moving as individuals and in duos and dynamically forming trios to the passage hallway between the original and new wings, and ending with gamelan instruments in front of the museum’s beautiful Japanese garden.

Special thanks to Hannah Ryan and Cathy Klimaszewski at the Johnson Museum for their openness and support for this wonderful project.