- WHAT: Sound Art Event "SoundWalk 2009", a one-night event of sound installations by over 50 local and international sound artists.
- WHERE: Throughout the area encompassed by Broadway, Atlantic Avenue, Ocean Boulevard, and Elm Street with a sound corridor on 1st Street that will connect the East Village and Pine Avenue. The art is exhibited in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces.
- WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 5–10pm
- ADMISSION: Free
- PARKING: Metered parking is available on the street; additional parking is also available in the parking lot at the NE corner of Broadway and Elm Ave.
In its sixth year, SoundWalk2009, taking place on October 3rd, is an annual art event produced by the Long Beach artist group, FLOOD. The evening operates under the concept of a one-night multi-sensory experience as conveyed through sound art that is situated in various indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the East Village Arts District in Downtown Long Beach.
SoundWalk has become an international event with participants running the gamut from respected figures current in the international scene (Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore et. al.) to up and coming local artists. In addition to the event itself, SoundWalk also sponsors a performance series that serves both as a lead up to the event proper as well as a post-event reflection.
This year, FLOOD will be exploring “connectivity” by expanding both geographically and conceptually. The activation of 1st Street as a “sound corridor” will connect the Arts District with Pine Avenue, thus offering both participants and attendees interesting new contexts in which to exhibit and to experience art set forth in sound.
It has been FLOOD's aim to raise awareness as well as engender an appreciation for alternative artistic practices by exposing audiences, along with the larger community, to aesthetic sensibilities and innovative approaches that exist outside those of the contemporary mainstream.
SW09 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Aaron Drake / After School Program / Alexander Jarman / AMO / Amy Ling Huynh / Andrea Dominguez / Bekkah Walker / Braden Diotte / Caroline Chang & Kyoung Kim / Clowns and Fetuses / D. Jean Hester / Divine Brick Research Sound Projects / Double Blind / Elisabeth McMullin & Kegan McGurk / Erin Scott / Eric Strauss / FLOOD / Flora Kao / Francene Kaplan & Ryan Hunt / Gary Raymond / G. Douglas Barrett (Buffalo) / Gintas K (Lithuania) / HOLLOW BODIES / HumanEar / j.frede / Iris Lancery & Cyril Marche (France) / Jeff Boynton / Jeff Rau / Joe Newlin / John Kannenberg (Chicago) / Joseph Tepperman & Dorian Wood / Julia Holter / Justin Varis & Kevin Ponto / Kadet Kuhne / Karen Crews and Brian Hendon / Kari Rae Seekins / Leah A. Rico / Lewis Keller / Machine Head / Madelyn Byrne, Randy Hoffman & Ellen Weller / Mark Cetilia & Jon Coulthard / Michele Jaquis / Mitchell Brown / MLuM & Luis Moreno / MPG Interactive Arts / Noah Thomas / Object Control / Ori Barel & Gil Omry Barel / OTONOMIYAKI / Paula Mathusen / phog masheeen / Phil Curtis / Phillip Stearns / Redux / Sander Roscoe Wolff / Scott Cazan / Small Drone Orchestra / smgsap / Song-Ming Ang / Steve Craig / Steve Roden / Steven Speciale / Stuart Sperling / Tamara Mason / The Hop-Frog Kollectiv & Friends / The Carolyn Duo / Tom McDermott / UEM / Warren-Crow + Warren-Crowtop