RE:SOUND presents Sun:
co-presented by 23five Incorporated
Re:sound is an experimental music series exploring the relationship between forgotten spaces, the natural environment, and sound abstraction. 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 performances take place in a decommissioned concrete munitions storage magazine measuring 55’ x 10. The architecture of the building traps sound resulting in a prolonged reverberation.
Suggested Donation $5-10
Keith Evans (Bolinas, California)
Cheryl Leonard & Rebecca Haseltine (San Francisco, California)
HoraFlora (Oakland, California) weirdear.com/horaflora
A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Mare Island Heritage Shoreline Preserve.
Keith Evans is an artist and activist that has been working and performing in the Bay Area for 25 years. He creates artwork in a cross-media array, using language, graphics, book arts, installation, kinetic sculpture, dance, film, video, and sound, primarily for performance or with an expanded idea of performativity. The histories of imaginative devices for altering consciousness find their way into his performances. His artworks are translation systems, fascination devices, extra-cinematic experiences that reveal the phenomenon and the idea of cinema as an ecology and system, one that is unfixed and accreting, neither nostalgic nor utopian. His work has been presented in galleries, museums and cinema organizations all over the world including Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. Selections include NYMOMA, CMA, SFMOMA, LACMA and Whitney Biennial 2002.
For his performance at Magazine A-168, Evans will present “by the crust by the fumes by the waves by the wires by the wind… sailors” — the second in his ongoing Water Augury series. This performance displays a cinematic ecology as an instrument of equivocal data. A haunted, primordial musical instrument to enhance and conceal, make intimate and remote such growth and decay as a process of becoming. It uses this Mere Island occasion to send 8mm images of Bay Area Army and Navy maneuvers through phases of some paracinematic devices using dungeness concomancy and velella garlands. The field pattern phenomena of some ocean creatures from above and below are convoked, then a remembering of their patterns written across our human eyes and dream visions is invoked.
A forgotten music box set on some eroded contours between our waters of the San Pablo Bay and the Napa river.
Evoking watercourses, tidal flows, and the summer solstice, Cheryl E. Leonard and Rebecca Haseltine’s performance will combine music, live video, movement, and lighting. Leonard’s music will merge sounds produced live on kelp, water, glass, shells, sand, and viola with field recordings of caves, rivers, and oceans. Visual artist and dancer Rebecca Haseltine will create live images using movement, hand-held lights, projected video, pouring, and drawing.
Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, and instrument builder. Over the last decade she has focused on investigating sounds, structures, and objects from the natural world. Her recent works cultivate stones, wood, water, ice, sand, shells, feathers, and bones as musical instruments. Leonard is fascinated by the subtle intricacies of sounds. She uses microphones to explore micro-aural worlds hidden within her sound sources and develops compositions that highlight the unique voices they contain. Her projects often feature one-of-a-kind sculptural instruments that are played live onstage and field recordings from remote locales.
Leonard holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MA from Mills College. Her music has been performed worldwide and she has been commissioned to create instruments and music for Kronos Quartet, Illuminated Corridor, and Michael Straus. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, ASCAP, American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Meet the Composer, and the Eric Stokes Fund. Leonard has been awarded residencies at Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Djerassi, the Arctic Circle, Villa Montalvo, and Engine 27. Recordings of her music are available from NEXMAP, Unusual Animals, Ubuibi, Pax, Apraxia, 23five, and Great Hoary Marmot Music.
Rebecca Haseltine approaches visual art from a somatic perspective – exploring body-based and sensory-based mark-making. Her art investigates questions about being in a body, and recent themes include fluids of the body, the brain, and embryology. She created a series of installation/collaborations based on California estuaries, and in recent bodies of work she continues the inquiry about inner and outer ecology. Over the past 25 years she has worked in several media, beginning with dance, then large-scale movement-based drawings, to prints, to ‘pourings’, then to kinetic sculpture, photography, and now weaving ‘pouring’ and drawing together. Rebecca has shown her work extensively in the Bay Area and has worked collaboratively with dancers, composers, and filmmakers.
Horaflora is the main recording and performance moniker of Raub Roy. Horaflora’s works (live and recorded both) deal with explorations of articulated space, psychoacoustics, and pushing the limits of depth and detail in perception. Based in Oakland, CA, Roy studied sound art and studio technique with Daniel Warner and Christoph Cox at Hampshire College,and continues to study specialized aspects of his practice such as experiments in microsound, field recording, and new modes of listening.
Date(s) - Sat, Jun 6, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mercado Ct., Mare Island, Vallejo
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