Astrovandalistas Æffect Lab

AstrovandalistasAstrovandalistas Æffect Lab is a translocal artist collective founded in 2011, working from Mexico City. Their work focuses in artistic action, activism and research and utilizes technology as a tool. They question the established structures of the internet on topics such as freedom of speech, ecology, human relations, and social issues. Utilizing industrial furniture—sometimes modified or adapted by them, as well as resources such as trailer containers, discarded factory materials and even “wearable” technology, Astrovandalistas invite you to be active participants of their work Disrupting Technology, which also function...

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Gary Raymond

Gary RaymondAn exhibiting Sound-Artist since 2001, Gary Raymond first explored Sound-Art in 1979 with an "Audio Playground" design for Disneyland’s 360 degree theatre pre-show. In the 1980’s Raymond experimented with electronic music composer Steve Roach in the presentation of abstract music for public spaces. Gary’s current work combines familiar objects and sounds in unexpected juxtapositions in order to create unfamiliar feelings in the viewer. Raymond has participated in every one of our even SoundWalk events so far as well as solo performances at the Long Beach Museum of Art...

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Evan X. Merz

Evan X. MerzEvan X. Merz is a composer, programmer and blogger based in San Jose. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science from the University of Rochester in 2004, and a Master’s Degree in computer music from NIU in 2010. His music has been performed at CSUF New Music Festival 2013, Cyborgs & Posthuman Culture 2013, Currents Santa Fe 2012, basic.fm, University of South Dakota 60/60 2012, Phono Photo No. 6, Silence, Beauty and Horror 2009, and New Music Hartford 2009. Evan is the author of Sonifying Processing: The Beads Tutorial,...

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Dirty Chaps

Dirty chapsDirty Chaps is Tom Penrod and Douglas Bland, musicians who have a working relationship dating back to their high school days. After playing off and on in a variety of rock and jazz rock bands over the years they renewed their commitment and approach to music after a 25-years gap. The two reunited for a week long session of completely improvised music, playing whatever came into their heads. These sessions became first album, Rubbermaid, named after Tom’s recording studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains. They have managed...

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Ellen Warkentine and Danielle Kaufman

ellenComposer and creator of absurd music/theatre Ellen Warkentine's past work has examined the definitions and experience of opera by exploring the juxtapositions and intersections of modern life and epic spectacle. She has worked with award-winning Four Larks Theatre to create immersive "junkyard opera." Warkentine also created LOLPERA: An Epik Opera About teh Internets to explore teh internets as an opera. She has a BA Film Studies and Theatre from UCI and an M.Ed from UCLA in Inquiry focus on Performing Arts/Education. With Opera Creature, she continues this exploration by creating an...

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Susan Leonard

Susie's Phootgraph2Susan Leonard sees a separation between the material and the natural worlds. Flowers reminded us of the connection we have to nature. As we recognize this connection, we pay more attention to the environment and live healthy lifestyles. Flowers Talk Back is a piece that resembles flowers that create the sounds of water's journey through the plant, as well as the narration of the story of the plants' evolution. However, participants must get up close and personal with the flowers to get them to...

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Parallax Beach

parallax BeachParallax Beach is video artist Wes Johansen, composer/percussionist Mike Meanstreetz and performance artist josie j., with the sampled noise and saxophone of Zachary Vidal and movement of Brennan Lowe. Parallax Scroll is a multi-media performance piece that bridges the abstract landscapes of sound, light, time, and movement. The artists come together to through ritualism/ meditative movement, Butoh training, and synesthesia to take the participant on a “voyage through the emergence of...

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Small Drone Orchestra

small drone orchestraSmall Drone Orchestra starts with a low fundamental tone and bring out its resonant frequencies or overtones. This gradually creates panoramas of swirling overtones beating against each other. The patterns vibrate the eardrums and send pulses throughout the nervous system. This enables the mind to embark on very special explorations and in new directions, because it always has a fixed point to come back or refer to. You could call it sonic meditation. Small Drone Orchestra opens a door into a sonic space where people feel connected to the energy...

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Craque

craque_2013Craque (aka Matt Davis) is a designer of sound, atmosphere and instruments. His music and approach is a harmonious dichotomy between fabricated and organic -- the instruments, production style and music philosophy in general. Craque’s knowledge of sound generation and instinct for acoustics turns potential chaos and conflict into a musical piece. Despite the heavy use of electronics he lays out an organic, almost tactile terrain that is more of an environment than a song. His sounds are manufactured electronically [or at least heavily manipulated] by somewhat unpredictable devices --...

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Andrew Reitsma

Sine shellAndrew Reitsma is a photographer and designer interested in exploring the gap between images, imagination and sound. From Signal to Source explores sound and synthesized sound using a palette of natural objects, images, wood and a viewers mobile device. The elements of sound waves are reinterpreted visually as individual motifs linked together by "cables". Our signal does not find it's source until a viewer introduces his or her mobile device, scans a QR-code and places their device into the...

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