Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Nov 13 2022 12:00 PM

Dodecachordon, a 12-part work by composer Edward Schocker, combines multiple electric guitars and the natural acoustics of a room to explore the energetic relationships between pure harmonic vibrations. Supported with live projected images by Keith Evans, Shapshifters Cinema will be transfixed with abstract projections and the deep sound of drones produced by six electric guitars. Listeners are encouraged to traverse throughout the space and explore the unique acoustic and psychoacoustic phenomena that occur.

Sharing the title with a 16th century book written by a Swiss Monk, Heinrich Glarean (1488-1563), Dodecachordon reflects the Medieval church modes into a modern light using alternate tuning systems. Neither a performance nor an installation, this 6-hour work invites audience members to come and go as they please and to stroll, lay down, or meditate within a sonically and visually altered space.

Hour 1:
Dodecachordon 5
D-E-F#-G#-A-B-C#-D (11-limit)

Hour 2:
Dorian 6
D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D (11-limit)

Hour 3:
Dodecachordon 1
D-E-F#-G-A-B-C#-D (5-limit)

Hour 4:
Dodecachordon 2
D-E-F-G-A-Bb-C-D (5-limit)

Hour 5:
Dodecachordon 3
D-E-F#-G-A-B-C-D (7-limit)

Hour 6:
Dodecachordon 4
D-Eb-F-G-A-Bb-C-D (7-limit)

Dodecachordon 1-6
Presented by Thingamajigs and Shapeshifters Cinema
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Solar Noon (11:52am) - 7pm
FREE Admission
Shapeshifters Cinema
567 5th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 545-6689

Cost: Free