23five is pleased to present:
Maggi Payne (Oakland)
Elise Baldwin (Seattle)
Doors at 3:30pm, Sound at 4:00
Bring something cozy to sit on.
Percentage of donations go to the Mare Island Shoreline Preserve
Re:Sound is an experimental music series which explores the relationship between forgotten spaces, sound abstraction and the natural environment. The series takes place on the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, a 215-acre park that formerly served as one of the first Naval Ammunition Depots.
The event is held in a concrete munitions storage magazine measuring 55'x100' with ceilings over 15'. The architecture of the building traps sound resulting in a prolonged reverberation.
Maggi Payne composes music for concert presentation, video, and dance, and is a video artist, photographer, recording engineer, flutist, and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches composition, electronic music, and recording engineering. She creates immersive environments, inviting listeners/participants to enter the sound and be carried with it, experiencing it from the inside out in intimate detail. The sounds are almost tactile, visible, tangible.
Her works have been presented in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and Australasia. She received Composer's Grants and an Interdisciplinary Arts Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; video grants from the Mellon Foundation and the Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowships Program; and honorary mentions from Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges and Prix Ars Electronica.
Her works appear on Aguirre, Innova, Lovely Music, Starkland, Asphodel, New World (CRI), Root Strata, Centaur, Ubuibi, MMC, Digital Narcis, Music and Arts, Frog Peak, and/OAR, Capstone, and Mills College labels.
Raised on a farm in Idaho, Elise Baldwin now resides in Seattle. Active in the experimental music and electronic art community, she focuses on solo intermedia performance and audio-visual installation. Her work revolves around intersections between the natural world and the technological and often employs archival sources. Elise can usually be found digitally composting media in her studio or building software instruments. Her work demonstrates clear predilections: a fondness for recombinant media and collage techniques, a fascination with human memory and technological forms of communication, and a historic multiplicity with regard to medium. Interrelationships between audio and video have been the primary area of exploration and experimentation for the past decade.
Flex is a sound art collaboration between Crank Ensemble veterans Larnie Fox, Bodil Fox, Chris Miller, and Lena Strayhorn. Flex explores sound and visual performance using low-tech handmade instruments, bamboo structures, and lighting. Members are visual artists and musicians working together to create layers of material-based sound produced by invented analog instruments accompanied by improvised visual effects.
For the Mare Island performance, Flex will look at the idea of Circumambulation, individually and collectively, meandering through hand-cranked soundscapes to produce a fragile gesamtkunstwerk.
Recent Flex performances include Center for New Music, Montalvo Art Center, and the Turquoise Yantra Grotto.