Source: The New York Times.
The motorized vacuum cleaner, most would agree, is a useful device. Its sound has practical applications, too, as many new parents can confirm who have soothed fussy babies with its milky white roar. But when it comes to making music, vacuums have mostly had to suck it up and wait.
On Monday evening at the Stone, this humble household appliance came out of the broom closet for an uproarious and dazzling performance of Annie Gosfield’s “Electric Sweepers and Vacuum Creepers.” Ms. Gosfield, who was celebrating her birthday with this concert, likes to mix live instruments with recorded sounds that to uninterested ears seem like mere noise.