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2021 | Art & Healing: Cello Performance 3 by Ruth Boden

June 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Listening Beyond Hearing: Performance by Ruth Boden and Dean Luethi

In conjunction with the museum’s and Pullman Regional Hospital’s Art & Healing program, Dr. Ruth Boden and Dr. Dean Luethi will explore a meditative space
through a cello and vocal performance in conversation with Trimpin’s sound sculpture Ambiente432. Visitors are encouraged to bring a yoga mat to experience this performance lying down, or utilize chairs provided by the museum.

To see a video from a similar cello performance of Ruth’s in our gallery, please click here.

Comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, Ambiente432 is tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls, Stradivarius instruments, and 20th century physicist W. O. Schumann calculated the Earth’s rhythms at a cycle close to the fundamental frequency of 432Hz.

About Ruth Boden

Dr. Ruth Boden is an Associate Professor in the School of Music at Washington State University where she teaches cello, bass, music theory and coordinates the chamber music program. Dr. Boden holds a B.M. and M.M. in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a D.M.A. from the University of Alabama.

About Dean Luethi

Dr. Dean Luethi serves as the Director of the School of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Associate Professor at Washington State University. He received his B.M. in Vocal Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, his M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and his D.M.A. in Choral Music from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Before working at WSU, Dr. Luethi was a choir and musical theatre director for high school and middle school students in the Green Bay area. He also served as a visiting instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

CURRENT VISITATION RULES | Welcome visitors, please note COVID-19 changes as of June 15, 2021 below.
If you are fully vaccinated, please show proof of vaccination as listed below to our visitor ambassadors at the main entrance. If you are not fully vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask and socially distance. We look forward to seeing you!

The following will be accepted as proof of vaccination:
* A CDC vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered), OR
* A photo of a CDC vaccination card as a separate document or a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device, OR
* Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or state immunization information system record


Debby Stinson
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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU
1535 NE Wilson RD
Pullman, WA 99164-7301 United States
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