The Mountain Comes to You

Conrad performs in his sculpture called the Central Mountain 5 at a party in Takoma Park, Maryland.


This modular stage can go anywhere a vehicle can go. Its unique shape offers beautiful acoustics for entertaining performances. Its presence guarantees a special event. Each performance is tailored to the specific event and often results in improvisational music and sound with friends and others. A typical evening concert is 2 sets of music each lasting 30 minutes to 1 hour. Examples of music are available upon request, and indoor aural sculptures (Such as Central Mountain 04) are available for stagings as well.




This sculptural site is one in a series of aural sculptures called “The Central Mountain and the Central Mountain is Everywhere,” a phrase which comes from a mystical vision of universal subjectivity. As a performer and improvisor, Freiburg sings songs about the audience and setting, guaranteeing that each evening is distinctly its own. In activating the stage, we begin to hear this sculpture through encounters with unfamiliar musicians and environments. As a sculpture that shapes sound, a shape that you can hear, this body of work shows the powerful effect of shifting domains typical in Freiburg’s visual art, where words translate to motion, music translates to drawings, and personality traits translate to portrait boxes. Conrad keeps a studio in Los Angeles with annual tours around the country.

CM5 range of Fire

cm5 Yellow Springs

Biographical Information

Conrad Freiburg is a multi-disciplinary artist who often takes on large scale sculptural installations involving experiments in music and sound. He received his BFA in 2000 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Conrad has performed internationally at venues such as; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis; Double Happiness, Columbus; Cowgirl, Santa Fe; among other art and music venues. Showing work since the late 90's, his work has been reviewed in numerous publications including ArtForum International, ArtLTD, ArtNews, Art in America, and Bad At Sports. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and hundreds of private collections of distinguished taste.

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