Alibi V.22 No.14 • April 4-10, 2013 

BOB: Community Pick

Manny Rettinger
Manny Rettinger
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Manny Rettinger

Studio recording engineer and music technology lecturer, University of New Mexico

Best Sonic Spaces for Music

UNM's Center of the Universe sculpture, an infamous creation by sculptor Bruce Nauman, just begs to be chupped. I'm not sure if Nauman considered the sonic possibilities in his conception of the piece, but I am obsessed with the desire to explore them. Chupper alert! UNM ArtsLab, a black box and dome space has been underutilized for too long. Watch for a fresh unveiling of this magic room.

Best New Community Space

Spirit Abuse is home base for punk-academic conceptual audio/visual troupe Postcommodity, in which local artist and musician Raven Chacon is a member. The opening reception is Friday, April 5.