Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Mon, Aug 7 2017 7:00 PM

Full: Spaces

Three performances push the boundaries of sound, film, and movement.

Julius Smack is a statue awoken from antiquity. In vogue-inspired performances, the Los Angeles–based artist queers the concert form with theatricality and chamber instrumentation. He has released two albums on Practical Records.

Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional and handmade instruments, exploiting the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by highly redundant tuning systems. Minimal structures and simple harmonic relationships give rise to meditative washes of sound.

Paul Clipson, Amma Ateria, and Kevin Corcoran improvise in sound and light, bringing a spontaneous identity to the space as filmed image combines with live electroacoustic music. Paul Clipson creates densely layered, stream-of-consciousness films, responding to the temporal qualities of musical composition. Electroacoustic composer and improviser Amma Ateria, a.k.a. Jeanie-Aprille Tang, orchestrates the illusion of spaces by using field recordings blended with modulations and synthetic frequencies. Percussionist Kevin Corcoran extends the sonic possibilities of instruments, emphasizing textural sound, sympathetic vibration, sustained tones, and the use of found objects.