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Arts & Ideas Hosts Two Music-Inspired Exhibits

Arts & Ideas Hosts Two Music-Inspired Exhibits

The artwork created by Ian Trask that is up now at ArtSpace New Haven is made of spools of multicolored elastic ribbon drilled into the wall, configured in a machine-like arrangement that resembles gears, pulleys and belts, as if the loops and spools operate an unseen contraption.

When Trask creates his artwork, the music he favors is electronica, such as Amon Tobin's "Isam." "Generally, the music is just a way to nullify all the other distractions. ... But sometimes it's jarring and distracting, with a machine vibe to it. I enjoy getting information from it, like getting inside machine components," Trask said.

The exhibit in New Haven is called "I...

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