Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Aug 27 2022 2:00 PM

Mission Synths
Mission Synths 3026 24th Street San Francisco

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During the event, participants are invited to map their gestures and movements to sounds and musical phrases using Deep Listening Institute's Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI). This accessible technology, originally created by composer Pauline Oliveros, is a software interface that allows anyone to create music with movement – for example, by moving one’s hands or blinking an eye.

Interpreting sheet music drawings by Creativity Explored artist Walter Kresnik and other artworks on view in the exhibition SONG, together the group will play and record an original SONGscape. We can’t wait to see and hear what we create together!

The event is open to all ages and abilities. Eventbrite registration is recommended with a suggested donation of $10.

100% of proceeds go to Creativity Explored programs and services for developmentally disabled artists in San Francisco.

About Creativity Explored
Creativity Explored is a studio-based collective in San Francisco that partners with people with developmental disabilities to celebrate and nurture the creative potential in all of us. Founded in 1983 by a psychologist and an artist, CE has facilitated the careers of hundreds of neurodiverse artists and serves as a model in the field of art and disability worldwide.

Creativity Explored now serves 130 artists with developmental disabilities offering art supplies, training, exhibition and sales opportunities in traditional and digital media. CE artists have seen their work exhibited in museums, galleries, and art fairs in over 14 countries and have earned over $2 million from their art. Our life-changing programs continue to open doors of inclusion to center the personhood and creative vision of people with developmental disabilities. Most importantly, Creativity Explored is a source of community, empowerment and dignity. | 3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

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About SONG at Creativity Explored
Creativity Explored is all about that sense of discovery. Anyone who has shopped the bursting portfolios in the studio knows the wondrous moment when you find a piece of art that speaks to you.

Guest curators Sophie Appel and Cole Solinger of Delaplane experienced this magical moment when they came across a unique body of work by former artist Walter Kresnik that shared compositional elements with other artists’ work. Join us to experience SONG, an instrumental exhibition featuring eclectic sculptures, melodic drawings, and a cacophonous musical instrument created by teaching artist Victor Cartagena.

Featuring artists Walter Kresnik, Andrew Bixler, Elana Cooper, Ricardo Estella, Claus Groeger, Michael Bernard Loggins, Yolanda Ramirez, Andrew Wong

On view from June 23 through September 3, 2022 at the Creativity Explored gallery.

About Matt Robidoux
Matt Robidoux is a San Francisco-based composer, improviser, and community organizer interested in the interstices of movement and sound, accessibility within contemporary music, and the communicative capacities of sonic energy.

In 2017 they established the Adaptive Instrument Ensemble (AIE), a community-based practice focused on expanding the improvising community across abilities, demographics, and geographies. Beginning with a pilot workshop in 2019, Robidoux founded the Prepared Guitar Ensemble in collaboration with Creativity Explored.

About Mission Synths
Started in 2020 by Betsy de la Garza and Brian B. James, Mission Synths is an electronic music hardware and record shop based in SF's Mission District, specializing in modular synthesizers and providing a space for experimenting with the latest audio hardware.

Brian B. James is a San Francisco-based electronic music artist working in music technology, experimental music, dance music, and music education communities for over 20 years. Holding an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, Brian produces and performs under the Entropy Worship alias.


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