WINSTON-SALEM – As part of the spring opening celebration at The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) on March 22, SECCA is presenting the trumpet/keyboard player, synthesist, music technologist and sonic scientist DJ Ben Hovey.
The opening will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at SECCA. SECCA, an affiliate of the N.C. Museum of Art, within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, is located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. Hovey will begin his first set at 7 p.m., when the event opens to the public.
Hovey is more than just a DJ spinning songs. He enhances his exhibition of sound through outstanding trumpet playing. Hovey blends his artistry as an accomplished traditional musician with a deep knowledge of music technology, into a truly rare talent. He can sculpt an artistic vision into a polished soundscape as well as help traditional artists learn the current tools available to them.
His intense passion for his craft is evident in his various diverse musical projects. Fusing EDM with soul, dub, jazz, hip-hop, and world music has taken him from Ultra Music Festival in Miami, to Earthdance in San Francisco, to Burning Man and beyond.
SECCA’s Director of Development and External Affairs Marybeth Johnson, says, “We picked Ben Hovey for this opening because his music reveals layer upon layer of musical depth. The three exhibitions that are opening on March 22 each do the same thing within different mediums.”
Pulse, Digital Underground, Bassnectar, Morris Day and The Time, Adam Deitch, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Galactic, Stephen, Kymani, and Damian Marley, Karl Denson, Michael Winslow, The Legendary JC’s, Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Agent 23 Skidoo, GFE, Afromotive, Telepath, Pedro Alfonso, Bob Rosa, Suenalo, Kevens, Ill Subliminal, Lil Panda, and many more.
Hovey has performed and/or recorded with Spam Allstars, George Clinton, Steel
SECCA will be unveiling two new exhibitions: Tomory Dodge & Denyse Thomasos: Directions to a Dirty Place and Andreas Nicolas Fischer: Reflections. Also open on March 22 will be Afterlife: Jacco Olivier & Jennifer West.
SECCA is a unit of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. For more information on North Carolina’s arts, history and culture visit Cultural Resources online.