SOUND IN SPACE EXPLORATIONS:
an indiscriminate month of sound performances
Thursday, February 5 – Saturday, February 28th, 2009
Sound in Space will traverse diversity by
presenting cross sections of the local sound art community. From sound
installation to Fluxus note card pieces and Death Metal A Cappella to Modern day Mystics,
the topography of the musical fringe is as varied as the Los Angeles
community is geographically dispersed.
This is a program for the community by artists in the community. Every
performance is free with an aim to urge active collaboration and exchange
between artists and audiences.
While the sea and space are the dark unknowns, they don't have to be
unknowable. Sound in Space is a vehicle with
which the community is invited to navigate and explore art that has been
termed "experimental" or "conceptual;" loose terms
that create a barrier rather than extend a hand.
The Sea and Space Explorations Gallery hosts performances
and installations every weekend (Thursday through Sunday) during the month of February.
Sea and Space Explorations
4755 York Blvd, LA, CA 90042
ARTISTS AND PARTICIPANTS:
CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF ALL HAPPENINGS:
Bunnies and Kitties
Mark 'frosty' McNeil
The Pink Canoes
Kari Rae Seekins
- Installations in the main gallery throughout the month (Artists TBA).
Shedstallations (nightly with events)
Commitment in confinement returns with Shed In Space.
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2/5/09 at 8PM - Just Another Crystalline Ring
- We won't harvest the rings of Saturn or the
ice caps of Mars anytime soon, but we can enjoy the H2O on this planet while it lasts.
Works written for or by our most precious and finite resource, water.
Performances and works by Clay Chaplin, Aaron Drake, Allan Kaprow, Lewis Keller, Juliana Snapper and others.
Cooper Baker will be in the Endurance Shed
2/6/09 at 8PM - Metal Mouth
- An a cappella battle of the bands for Death, Black, Thrash, Doom, Drone, Gothic, Industrial, Speed and even Christian Metal singers.
Metal singers battle it out in an amplified, unaccompanied, five minute freak out session. Howie Pyro (Danzig and D Generation),
Susan Allen (harpist and theorist) and Hillary Kapan (philosopher and programmer) will sit in as 'judges' while singers blow your brains
out of your ears. Jordan Bartee will be in the Endurance Shed
2/7/09 at 9:15PM - VolkedFolk
- A night of contemporary FOLK music
We bring it back down to earth for a night of contemporary folk music.
Performances by Bunnies and Kitties, Daniel Corrral, Homesick Elephant, Emily Lacey, Marshweed and MISSINCINATTI.
Aaron Drake and Ed Loftus will be in the Endurance Shed
2/12/09 at 8PM - Card Flux Me Again
- Goodbye Brecht - thanks for your notes.
Sara Roberts leads a participatory event centered around pieces from the Fluxus movement. Performances of works by Milan Knizak,
Bengt af Klintberg and others. J. Frede will be in the Endurance Shed
2/13/09 at 8PM - Heavenly Hex
- A MISTical magical show show and tour of the deep regions of your twilight zone.
Get your stars read or partake in a group hypnosis and if you still have questions, ask the Ouija. On this Friday the 13th, the heavenly hex
will be lifted, the secrets of the universe will be unlocked and the riddles of existence will be answered. Performances and presentations by
Susan Allen, Gawdaffull Theater, Katie Bachler, Hiss-Jico-Hum, and Madam Pamita. Kari Seekins will be in the Endurance Shed
2/14/09 at 8PM - outsideINSIDEoutside
- Celebrating the unnaturalness of natural.
Field recordings are played or manipulated. Artists share their documents of the spatialized world. Works by Clay Chaplin,
Aaron Drake, Michael Pisaro, Lewis Keller, and many others. A preconcert talk on the history and aesthetics of field recording will be given
by Michael Pisaro. Michael Pisaro will also be in the Endurance Shed
2/19/09 at 8PM - Skronk
- Our brains get blown out of our ears now twice in one month!
A night of noise with performances by John Wiese
(Bastard Noise), Jonathan Snipes (Captain Ahab), tik///tik, 303-Whatever, and bavab bavab. Lewis Keller will be in the Endurance Shed
2/20/09 at 8PM - OMB like OMG!
- Mavericks of the singularity.
A One Man Band is one person playing multiple instruments simultaneosly - like the BORG only not as scary. You'll def want 2TYGFL. Performances
by Rizorkestra, Jim Skuldt, Ricky Lee Robinson, and Keith Walsh. Thadeus Reed and Cassia Streb will be in the Endurance Shed
2/21/09 at 8PM - Art in Space
- The last frontiersman has returned!
Works by composer Arthur Jarvinen include selections from his Physical Poetry pieces
(abstract theatrical vignettes) as well as a World Premiere. The duo Baghdad Batteries (Art Jarvinen and Lewis Keller) will also
perform. Shea Guaer will be in the Endurance Shed
2/25/09 at 8PM - Heavenly Bodies
- Los Angeles based experimental composers present their shizzle.
Bonnie Barnett will lead a participatory Sea and Space HUM. Works by Mort Subotnick, Marc Sabat, Amy Knoles, Cat Lamb and Tashi Wada
will also be presented. Virtual Pauline Oliveros will be in the Endurance Shed
2/26/09 at 8PM - Pipes and Bladders
- Put this in your pipe and squeeze it.
A night dedicated to the bag pipes and the sounds they make. A Lecture and performance by Professor Bruce Teter (UCLA),
plus performances by Curtis Berak, Pepe Dosal, Vinny Golia, DRAM! and others. Scott Cazan will be in the Endurance Shed
2/27/09 at 8PM - Ulrich Krieger
This interstellar warrior rips holes in the space-time continuum.
Sound in Space hosts a performance by composer and noise saxophonist Ulrich Krieger. Mark Trayle will be in the Endurance Shed
2/28/09 at 8PM - Bay Area Lock-In
- Aliens have nothing on this abduction.
Performances and installations from our friends of the north. An all night rec center lock-in event. Come celebrate the last night of the
festival into the wee morning hours. Works by Kadet Kuhne, Elise Baldwin, the Pink Canoes, Dave Holton and many others.
Elise Baldwin will be in the Endurance Shed