Sound Proof: Vermont Musician Portraits by Matthew Thorsen, Captured 1990-2000

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Title

Sound Proof: Vermont Musician Portraits by Matthew Thorsen, Captured 1990-2000

Subject

Matthew Thorsen

Description

This exhibit of black and white photography celebrates the work of Matthew Thorsen, the go-to photographer for Burlington-area bands during the 1990s. Thorsen took hundreds of portrait, newspaper and magazine photos, chronicling local music of the era.

The photographs of Sound Proof were taken at a time when Thorsen was still working with film. He then moved to digital and these chemical prints have become an artful reminder of a receding era and a valuable contribution to the historic record of Vermont’s musical heritage.

The core exhibit is comprised of black and white photographs with corresponding audio. The interpretive audio features Thorsen describing the subject and context of images, in most cases followed with a song by the band or musician of the photo.

Audio was accessed during the 2011 exhibit tour via cell phone, fee-free, provided by Guide By Cell and supported in part by a 2010 Champlain Quadricentennial Legacy Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership with support also from the Vermont Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. Sound Proof was produced by Big Heavy World with Matthew Thorsen and presented by Seven Days, with generous support from Creative Habitat.

Creator

The volunteers of Big Heavy World.

Items in the Sound Proof: Vermont Musician Portraits by Matthew Thorsen, Captured 1990-2000 Collection (25/115)

Big Joe Burrell

Matthew Thorsen
Ernie Stires

Matthew Thorsen
Heloise (Rollerskate)

Matthew Thorsen
(sic) (Van)

Matthew Thorsen
8084

Matthew Thorsen
Bag of Panties

Matthew Thorsen
Barbacoa

Matthew Thorsen
Bill Mullins

Matthew Thorsen
Brett Hughes

Matthew Thorsen
Buck and the Black Cats

Matthew Thorsen
Chainsaws and Children

Matthew Thorsen
Amanda Gustafson (Helmet)

Matthew Thorsen
Andy Cotton

Matthew Thorsen
Augusta Brown

Matthew Thorsen
Bloozotomy

Matthew Thorsen
Blue Velvet (Kip Meeker)

Matthew Thorsen
Channel 2 Dub Band

Matthew Thorsen
Chelsea Condos

Matthew Thorsen
Chin Ho!

Matthew Thorsen
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