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Sat, Mar 21 2020 8:00 PM

Minnesota Street Project Atrium
1275 Minnesota Street San Francisco, CA 94107


TIDES is a multi-media project with live musical performance, conceived by media artist Ian Winters, exploring the rapidly changing tidelands of San Francisco Bay. Continuing Winters’ exploration of the intersection between video, contemporary music and performance, TIDES features a live video and contemporary music performance in the Minnesota Street Project Atrium on March 20th and 21st at 8pm. It features new combined video and music created by composers Brian Baumbusch (live performance) and Wayne Vitale (installation) along with video by Winters, and is performed by members of Lightbulb Ensemble and guest players including McKenzie Camp, Jennifer Ellis, Otis Harriel, Matt Ingalls, and Margaret Halbig.

Informing both music and visual material are compositional patterns drawn from the range of scientific data about the Bay and its intersection human-natural systems, such as NOAA oceanographic data, GIS models of tidal levels, species occurrences, as well as human factors. Much of the TIDES data was created by a unique collaboration with the citizen scientists of Oakland’s WHOLLY H20, gathering species data about Bay’s shoreline through BioBlitz events documented through the Cal Academy of Science’s iNaturalist app.

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Cost: $15 - $50
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