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Re:Sound Migration 2016
Join us for a weekend of artists presenting audio and visual pieces in conjunction with the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival. The event celebrates the peak of migratory season for hundreds of species of birds in the Bay Area.
Doors at 3pm
Suggested donation $10
All ages welcome
A percentage of the donation goes to the Mare Island Shoreline Preserve, www.mareislandpreserve.org
I have recorded/performed internationally as a solo artist (under my own name and the moniker Of) and also collaboratively with Keith Evans and the groups idBattery, Thuja, The Blithe Sons, The Child Readers, and Coelacanth beginning in San Francisco in the mid 90s. After a few years of doing projects about 'listening and field recording' with children in the Bay Area and London, I became a full-time elementary school teacher. Currently I live in Portland, OR, teaching at an environmental science school and continuing to record and perform.
Some recent releases are 'Characters at the Water Margin' (on the Belgian label Unfathomless), featuring recordings of driftwood, sand, stones, wind and water from Washington's Olympic Coast, 'The Animals and Their Shadows' (on the Russian label Semperflorens) and 'The Sodden Floor' (on Portland label Notice Recordings).
“Performances are my means for exploring the individual experience of the listener. At the same time, I investigate ways in which ‘fields’ are affected as they are recorded. I use numerous strategies for recording, playback and re-recording within the duration of the live event to evolve a sort of ‘composition.’
Suki O’Kane is a classically trained mallet percussionist, a composer and an instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement and public art genres. One of the founding members of the lo-fi sampling ensemble The Noodles (with Michael Zelner), plays percussion with Moe! Staiano’s Moe!kestra!, Dan Plonsey’s Daniel Popsicle, Big City Orchestra and is an ensemble member of Thingamajigs performing new works by Edward Schocker, Dylan Bolles and Zachary Watkins.
Suki has performed live and recorded with She Mob and the side projects of its co-founder Sue Hutchinson: mad folk duo Junior Showmanship and it’s alter-ego speed metal Winner’s Bitch. She has performed in realizations of Jon Brumit’s Vendetta Retreat, and with Lucio Menegon in his Split Lip, Soundtrack Instumentals and Strangelet projects. Her long-running conversation about intermedia with Sarah Lockhart is occasionally expressed in drumkit duo and percussion trio performances of SL Morse. She works in partnership with House of Zoka, a live recording project that has documented over 13 years of creative new music in the Bay Area, and since 2003 has been curating performances of live music and film, such as The Illuminated Corridor, a nomadic public art project that creates streetscapes of live experimental music and performative projection and Music by the Eyeful, the indoor performance series exploring the work of intermedia artists. She has collaborated with Neighborhood Public Radio to present NOVA, a culminating event of NPR’s exhibition American Life at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and with the Overdub Club, an ensemble made of performative filmmakers Alfonso Alvarez, Thad Povey, and musician Lucio Menegon.
New York sound artist and composer, Andrea Williams, utilizes site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people and their environment. Her compositions make use of field recordings, instruments, computer technologies and the sound of the performance space itself. She has led soundwalks in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and has shown and performed both solo and with various musicians and artists at galleries and alternative spaces internationally, such as the Whitney Museum, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, Observatori Festival, Children’s Creativity Museum, NPR, Miami Art Fair, and the Mamori sound artist residency in the Amazon rainforest. She is a board member of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, a Co-Director at-large of 23five, Inc., but she is currently mostly buried in her studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in NY for her Ph.D. in Electronic Arts.
David Samas, Curator, is a composer, cosmologist, poet, painter, performer, philosopher, farmer and father of 4. He is the Gallery Manager and Co-curator at the Window Gallery for Invented Instruments at the Center for New Music SF Where he has worked with Trimpin, Kronos Quartet, ROVA Arts, Bart Hopkin and more than a dozen local legends. He serves as Director and Curator of the Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival, now in its 19th year. He is also Artistic Director of the Turquoise Yantra Grotto, a house concert series for avant improvisers and invented instrumentalists, and was Curator for the Composers in Performance series for its final year at the Meridian Gallery working with Eliot Sharp, Gino Robair, Shelley Hersch, , CCRMA (Stanford) and Paul Dresher. In 2015 he organized MicroFest San Diego, featuring the exhibition Visual Harmony: Contemporary Tuning Graphics, with works of Lou Harrison, Harry Partch, Erv Wilson, Ivor Darreg and others. David earned a BFA in Conceptual Art at the SF Art Institute, and has performed everything from shamanic drumming at Grace Cathedral on Easter to the GRAMMY winning recording of Carmina Burana with the SF Symphony and Chorus to blackbox performances of his inventive chamber operas for which he builds an orchestra of experimental musical instruments. He has shown at the Exploratorium, the Diego Rivera Gallery, and is included in the Di Rosa Collection.
Important details about the space:
It can get cold so please dress accordingly and bring blankets to sit on, there is limited seating.
Arrive early for hiking and exploring Mare Island.