Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Oct 8 2022 11:00 AM

Fruitvale Bart Station
3401 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601

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October 8, 2022 Oakland, CA - Redline Redefined Sound Walks
Participants with different vision, hearing, mobility, or accessibility needs, email erica@thingamajigs.org to arrange accommodations.

11:00 AM: Bike around Oakland with Suki O’Kane

Hop on your bike to explore five locations in the historic Brooklyn and Clinton townships of Oakland with artist Suki O'Kane, who made graphic scores and soundscapes from her field recordings and research of the 1937 Holc maps of these areas. This flat route is slow-paced, family friendly, with frequent stops for a bit of history and plant identification, some deep listening, and conversations about how the red line has always been, and continues to be redefined by people, cultures, and the natural world itself.

This round trip starts at 11AM from the Fruitvale BART taxi stand and will last 60-90 minutes. Bring your bike, water, hat, headphones, and smart phone loaded with the Redline Redefined website.

2:00 PM: Explore sounds with Gabby Wen

Join us at the parking lot and meeting room of the Golden Gate Branch Library to gather and view Commons Archive's publications, listen to sound artist Gabby Wen's compositions made solely with field recordings made in the Golden Gate neighborhood, exchange stories, and enjoy some sweets before heading for a short, intentional walk to listen closely to the sounds of the neighborhood. We will walk to Temescal Creek Park and listen/sing/make weird sounds to the creek that's buried underground but has a small opening covered by a grate near the entrance of the park.

Trip starts at 2PM:
Golden Gate Branch Library
5606 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA 94608

Nearby bus stops: San Pablo Ave. & 56th St, San Pablo Ave. & Stanford Ave., bus lines: 72, 72M, 72R, 802. The closest BART station is MacArthur.

Cost: FREE
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