SOUND IN SPACE
an indiscriminate month of sound performances
Thursday, February 5 – Saturday, February 28th, 2009
Another Crystalline Ring:
Flux Me Again:
like OMG!: Feb. 20
and Bladders: Feb. 26
Krieger: Feb. 27
Sea and Space Explorations
4755 York Blvd, LA, CA 90042
Gallery is open for events, Sundays 1-5 PM, and by appointment.
Tel.: 323-982-0854 . email: email@example.com
DIRECTIONS & map
All events are Free
Visit the Sound in Space web site for
a complete schedule and more info: http://www.soundinspace.org
Sound in Space will traverse diversity by presenting cross sections of the local sound art community. From sound installation to Fluxus note card pieces and Death Metal A Cappella to Modern day Mystics, the topography of the musical fringe is as varied as the Los Angeles community is geographically dispersed. This is a program for the community by artists in the community. Every performance is free with an aim to urge active collaboration and exchange between artists and audiences. While the sea and space are the dark unknowns, they don't have to be unknowable. Sound in Space is a vehicle with which the community is invited to navigate and explore art that has been termed "experimental" or "conceptual;" loose terms that create a barrier rather than extend a hand. The Sea and Space Explorations Gallery hosts performances and installations every weekend (Thursday through Sunday) during the month of February.
- Installations in the main gallery throughout the month (Artists TBA).
Shedstallations (nightly with events)
- Commitment in confinement returns with Shed In Space.
ARTISTS AND PARTICIPANTS:
Bunnies and Kitties
Mark 'frosty' McNeil
The Pink Canoes
Kari Rae Seekins
CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF ALL HAPPENINGS:
scheduled events with links...
Week 1 Installations
February 5th - February 8th. Installation 'opening' on Sunday, February 8th from 1 - 5pm.
Nicole Antebi presents Tilapia Jetty
The environmental art movement of the 1960's and 70's yielded a desire for land reclamation, although the practice of cutting pouring, filling, and burying ultimately sought to aestheticize what resembled the natural landscape. Robert Smithson left his legacy in the shape of a spiral at the edge of the Great Salt Lake. After watching the grainy reddish footage of a giddy Smithson running along the Jetty and reading Smithsons writing about his initial search for the site and later revelation for the Spiral Jetty, I became convinced that he was indeed referring to California's troubled Salton Sea. This connection was the catalyst for Tilapia Jetty, a video depicting a disintegrating cardboard spiral, covered in dead Tilapia, and set at the edge of the Salton Sea.
Lara Bank presents The Portable Forest Travels the Sonic World
The Portable Forest is an offshoot of Tree and Space, treeandspace.org, a public art location designated by a tree at the top of a hill. The Portable Forest are potted trees that serve the same purpose, yet they can be moved. The trees can travel for events and happenings inside and outside. Anyone can do an artwork with the trees, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea. When they are not traveling, they are located behind Sea and Space Explorations, an exhibition space. The installation for Sound in Space at Sea and Space by Lara Bank allows the trees to experience audio from different locations and situations (the beach, the jungle, rainstorms, chainsaws and axes chopping trees, within a forest fire) every night of the week. So they can travel without leaving the site.
Thursday, 2/5/09 at 8PM - Just Another Crystalline Ring
- We won't harvest the rings of Saturn or the ice caps of Mars anytime soon, but we can enjoy the H2O on this planet while it lasts.
Works written for or by our most precious and finite resource, water. Performances and works by Clay Chaplin, Aaron Drake, Allan Kaprow, Lewis Keller, Juliana Snapper and others. Cooper Baker will be in the Endurance Shed.
Juliana Snapper - "You who will emerge from the flood . . "
Aaron Drake - Fishing Music
Lewis Keller - Water Oscillator
Clay Chaplin - Water Destory Water
Clay Chaplin - Hydrophone Bath
Allan Kaprow - an excerpt from Warm-ups
George Brecht - Drip Music
Cooper Baker presents Hold It.
Participants endure an hour of aural water torture while locked within the confines of a dimly lit shed. The shed contains a sculptural fountain that cycles on and off at regular intervals of approximately 20 seconds, producing a stream of dribbling water illuminated by a tiny yellow light. In addition to the fountain, the shed contains a bucket full of refreshing iced beer for participants to drink.
Friday, 2/6/09 at 8PM - Metal Mouth
- An a cappella battle of the bands for Death, Black, Thrash, Doom, Drone, Gothic, Industrial, Speed and even Christian Metal singers.
Metal singers battle it out in an amplified, unaccompanied, five minute freak out session. Howie Pyro (Danzig and D Generation), Susan Allen (harpist and theorist) and Hillary Kapan (philosopher and programmer) will sit in as 'judges' while singers blow your brains out of your ears. Jordan Bartee will be in the Endurance Shed
If you would like to participate in this event, please send an email to email@example.com
Judges for Metal Mouth
Jordan Bartee presents Brain Phase.
Brain Phase uses an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) developed in collaboration with Martijn Zwartjes in Reaktor Core. As the ANN is trained to recognize a given set of arbitrary data, the learning process is sonified and visualized, creating the piece in realtime. Prior performances of Brain Phase have typically run 10 to 15 minutes in duration, but since the ANN's learning process is freely scalable, this installation has been tweaked to run for several hours.
Saturday, 2/7/09 at 9:15PM - VolkedFolked
- A night of contemporary FOLK music
We bring it back down to earth for a night of contemporary folk music. Performances by Bunnies and Kitties, Daniel Corrral, Homesick Elephant, Emily Lacey, Marshweed and MISSINCINATTI. Aaron Drake and Ed Loftus will be in the Endurance Shed
Bunnies and kitties
Aaron Drake and Ed Loftus present The Great Escape.
The Great Escape: Multichannel recordings of guns, bombs, planes, and sirens.
Week 2 Installations
February 12th - February 15th. Installation 'opening' on Sunday, February 15th from 1 - 5pm.
Steve Craig presents I feel so empowered
mannequin bust with metal, wires, video screen, and sound
29" x 37 1/2"
Thursday, 2/12/09 at 8PM - Card Flux Me Again
- Goodbye Brecht - thanks for your notes.
Sara Roberts leads a participatory event centered around pieces from the Fluxus movement. Performances of works by Milan Knizak, Bengt af Klintberg and others. J. Frede will be in the Endurance Shed
Milan Knizak - Snowstorm #1
Milan Knizak - Confrontation #1
Bengt af Klintberg - Lettuce Music for Sten Hanson
Bengt af Klintberg - Orange Event #3
J. Frede presents Bees Knees.
Bees Knees - a surround sound installation consisting of two binural recordings made inside a beehive
Friday, 2/13/09 at 8PM - Heavenly Hex
- A MISTical magical show show and tour of the deep regions of your twilight zone.
Get your stars read or partake in a group hypnosis and if you still have questions, ask the Ouija. On this Friday the 13th, the heavenly hex will be lifted, the secrets of the universe will be unlocked and the riddles of existence will be answered. Performances and presentations by Susan Allen, Gawdaffull Theater, Katie Bachler, Hiss-Jico-Hum, and Madam Pamita. Kari Seekins will be in the Endurance Shed
Susie Allen - gives a Sound in Space chart reading
Susie Allen - mystical harp improvisation
Gawdaffull Theater - Everyman
Katie Bachler - will lead a group hypnosis
Hiss-Jico-Hum - vocal improvisation by a mystical quartet
Madam Pamita - reads the Tarot and sings you a song
Kari Rae Seekins presents Roots Down
"Musical Sound acts directly on the soul and finds an echo there,
since music is innate in [humans]" -Wassily Kadinsky Concerning
the Spiritual in Art (1947)
In this Shedstallation, the listener will be wrapped in a bed of spatialized
tones, with the intent of persuading the listener into a state of higher
consciousness and connection between sound and the body.
Saturday, 2/14/09 at 8PM - outsideINSIDEoutside
- Celebrating the unnaturalness of natural.
Field recordings are played or manipulated. Artists share their documents of the spatialized world. Works by Clay Chaplin, Aaron Drake, Michael Pisaro, Lewis Keller, and many others. A preconcert talk on the history and aesthetics of field recording will be given by Michael Pisaro. Michael Pisaro will also be in the Endurance Shed
J. Frede - tunnel vision Repetitions #5
Clay Chaplin - Highland Park 4th
Lewis Keller - Field Recordings
Michael Deragon - Rain in Los Angeles
Art Jarvinen - Three Field Guides Plus One
Michael Pisaro presents Transparent City
"Transparent City" is a collection of 24 ten-minute field recordings made in the Los Angeles area (city and surroundings). To each recording a piece for four sine tones has been added (different for each location) as a framing device and harmonic frame of reference. The recordings were released as a 4 CD series on Wandelweiser Records in 2007. The playback in the performance shed (adjusted for the ambient situation) will be the first complete performance of the pieces in Los Angeles.
Week 3 Installations
February 19th - February 22nd. Installation 'opening' on Sunday, February 22nd from 1 - 5pm.
Cooper Baker presents Circuit Boards and Ringtones
Circuit Boards is a series of eight pieces made from printed circuit boards with modified circuitry featuring multi-colored rhythmically pulsing lights. The lights' rhythmic patterns suggest endlessly looping visual music.
Ringtones is an interactive installation made from a modified office telephone. Participants are invited to dial a ten digit phone number ( e.g. (123) 456-7890 ) then listen to a resulting piece of algorithmic music generated by special circuitry installed inside the telephone. Each combination of numbers produces a unique composition giving the telephone a capability of producing ten billion different songs.
Thursday, 2/19/09 at 8PM - Skronk
- Our brains get blown out of our ears now twice in one month!
A night of noise with performances by John Wiese (Bastard Noise), Jonathan Snipes (Captain Ahab), tik///tik, 303-Whatever, and bavab bavab. Lewis Keller will be in the Endurance Shed
Friday, 2/20/09 at 8PM - OMB like OMG!
- Mavericks of the singularity.
A One Man Band is one person playing multiple instruments simultaneosly - like the BORG only not as scary. You'll def want 2TYGFL. Performances by Rizorkestra, Jim Skuldt, Ricky Lee Robinson, and Keith Walsh. Thadeus Reed and Cassia Streb will be in the Endurance Shed
The Keith Walsh Experience
Ricky Lee Robinson
Thadeus Frazier-Reed and Cassia Streb present Shedstallation No.1
An array of speakers will be arranged inside the shed. The sound material will consist of recordings of water as well as "manufactured" water sounds. From the outside of the closed shed all sounds will blend together and into the environment as a white noise. The audience will be invited to listen more closely using the "glass to the door" technique. In this way they will focus in on the individual sounds that create the whole.The purpose of the singing shed is to explore different levels of perception. The perception of the sounds as a whole, the individual sounds, the creation of water sounds using non-liquid elements balanced against recordings of actual water and individual and group perceptions. The other aim of the project is to use the shed as an instrument of sorts, the structure itself being used to transmit the sounds.
Saturday, 2/21/09 at 8PM - Art in Space
- The last frontiersman has returned!
Works by composer Arthur Jarvinen include selections from his Physical Poetry pieces (abstract theatrical vignettes) as well as a World Premiere. The duo Baghdad Batteries (Art Jarvinen and Lewis Keller) will also perform. Shea Guaer will be in the Endurance Shed
Physical poetry pieces
Christmas with Little Momo
Putting to the Test
smgsap presents cosmeditation
domestic displacement / sound in the round / sensory sensitivity /
temporary escape / is it safe?
Wednesday, 2/25/09 at 8PM - Heavenly Bodies
- Los Angeles based experimental composers present their shizzle.
Bonnie Barnett will lead a participatory Sea and Space HUM. Works by Mort Subotnick, Marc Sabat, Amy Knoles, Cat Lamb and Tashi Wada will also be presented. Virtual Pauline Oliveros will be in the Endurance Shed
Bonnie Barnett - Sea and Space HUM
Marc Sabat - Everlasting Sweet Peas
Mort Subotnick - Axolotl
Andrew McIntosh - Three Ascents for Ian
Cat Lamb - In Passing/Parallel
Pauline Oliveros presents Meditation 2
2 channel video and 4 channel audio
Thursday, 2/26/09 at 8PM - Pipes and Bladders
- Put this in your pipe and squeeze it.
A night dedicated to the bag pipes and the sounds they make. A Lecture and
performance by Professor Bruce Teter (UCLA), plus performances by Chris Berak,
Vinny Golia, DRAM! and others. Scott Cazan will be in the Endurance Shed
Cazan presents Pulse
Friday, 2/27/09 at 8PM - Ulrich Krieger
- This interstellar warrior rips holes in the space-time continuum.
Sound in Space hosts a performance by composer and noise saxophonist Ulrich
Krieger. Mark Trayle will be in the Endurance Shed
Mark Trayle presents My Afternoon Adrift
Saturday, 2/28/09 at 8PM - Satellite City Sleepover
- Aliens have nothing on this abduction.
Performances and installations from our friends of the north. An all night rec center lock-in event. Come celebrate the last night of the festival into the wee morning hours. Works by Kadet Kuhne, Elise Baldwin, the Pink Canoes, Dave Holton and many others. Someone from the Bay Area will be in the Endurance Shed
The Pink Canoes
Elise Baldwin presents Hippodrome