The Forgetting Curve
The Forgetting Curve is a solo show from composer-improviser Graham Reynolds, made in collaboration with Fire Records from London, that instrumentally explores themes of memory and forgetting. Graham will helm a station of aural creation and fixation, from traditional piano sounds to a giant orchestral bass drum to samples, synths, and guitar pedals that transform everything you hear. Designer Jim Findlay has created a complimentary video projection system that responds to the music, enveloping the stage in images exploring The Forgetting Curve and the world of memory.
In the mid-nineteenth century, German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus strove to learn more about the process of forgetting, the timeline it took, and how we could retain more of our memories. His “forgetting curve” represents this in visual form, showing how the things we learn fade over time. Graham explores this concept and more in this new and engaging solo show.