Apologies as always for the cross-posting! -- Aaron
----------[ Quiet American presents at 964 Natoma ]--------------------
Field Effects 12: Strung Up, Thrown Out
Friday, June 20th
964 Natoma, San Francisco, CA (USA)
$6-10 requested sliding donation,
no one turned away for lack of funds.
----> Event Description <----------------------------------------------
The world makes music, remember to listen.
Field Effects 12 offers a night of found-sound sound art.
The twelfth in a series of concerts showcasing the use of found sound,
found materials, and field recordings in media art, Field Effects 12
offers a night of found sound in a comfortable environment. Tonight we
focus on sound found performatively, rather than recorded.
Field Effects 12 features Bay Area sound artists:
Cheryl Leonard and players
'INSTRUMENTS IN TREES is a semi-composed, semi-improvised work for
arboreal materials and strings. Sticks, twigs, leaves, needles,
pinecones, bark, and lichen will be cultivated as sound sources
in a performance that investigates cycles and processes inherent
to trees. These materials are used raw, to prepare the strings,
and in the creation/assemblage of new instruments such as the Long
Twig, Driftwood Pipe Organ, Pine Cone Rustlers, Eucalyptus
Curtains, and Autumn Bonsais. Throughout the work there is special
emphasis on exploring very quiet phenomena and the subtle
intricacies of sounds not usually considered musical.'
Performers will be Tim Blue (tree materials & violin), A.L. Dentel
(tree materials & cello), Cheryl E. Leonard (tree materials &
viola), Patty Liu (tree materials, violin & cello).
Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, and improviser of music
and interdisciplinary works. Raw materials for her work can come
from just about anywhere: glass shards and pinecones, glaciers,
boxspring mattresses, circular saw blades, viola, the erhu, hyenas,
whales and elk. From these diverse sources emerge works that
embrace the spectrum of musical possibilities: improvised to
composed, acoustic to electronic, diaphanous to bombastic, notes to
Leonard holds a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.A. from Mills
College, both in music composition. She has performed and presented
work in Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, and throughout the
United States. Leonard is the recipient of an ASCAP Foundation
Grant to Young Composers, residencies at Villa Montalvo and
Engine 27, a Meet the Composer Grant, and has been honored in New
Langton Art's Bay Area Awards Show. Her instrument/sculpture 'The
Underwater Flying Machine' was shown at Lincoln Center's 'Day of
Homemade Instruments.' She has recordings available from Great
Hoary Marmot Records, 23five Incorporated, and Apraxia Records.
Targodie is an experimental sound project begun in 1995 by San
Francisco sound artist Scot Jenerik and sculptor Larnie Fox. Their
soundscapes range from atmospheric bliss to penetrating noise.
Targodie has one release, 'Against the Sky,' on Mobilization.
In its current configuration Targodie uses elements from Fox's
recent installation at the LAB, 'War Toys,' as instruments. Fox
sends signals from these devices to Jenerik, who interprets,
manipulates and moves these sounds through the space.
Larnie Fox is known for painting, large-scale kinetic bamboo
sculpture, sound sculpture, and performance. He is a founder of
23five Incorporated, a non-profit organization that promotes
sound art. He is a founding member of two Utah-based Fluxus-
influenced groups. He was commissioned to create and burn a 20'
bamboo-and-muslin windmill at Burning Man 1997, and there he
made and flew a 23' bamboo-and-muslin kite (1996) and airplane
(1998). His work has been shown at the San Francisco Art
Institute, SOMAR, Pond, Second Space Gallery, and at one-person
shows at The LAB, the Richmond Art Center and the Randall
Museum. He has performed at CELL, Komotion, Noisegate, Splunge,
The Werepad, The LAB and Anti-Matter Gallery, and has shown and
performed on a guerrilla basis regularly.
Scot Jenerik is a conceptual artist who primarily works with sound,
fire, performance and instrument building. Jenerik has performed
and lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Japan,
and has produced multiple internationally distributed audio and
video works. Jenerik is a co-founder of 23five Incorporated and
currently serves as the organization's Executive Director. Jenerik
is also a Director and curator of The Lab art space, San Francisco.
He holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
'The New Bobby Sextet: ambient, explosive, meditative. 95% recycled
and 5% thrift store or donated. Brought to you by Jon Brumit, a
recent artist-in residence at the San Francisco Dump. Turntables,
clock radios, time-lapse VCRs, a found guitar, a marquee sign used
as a metronome... Fun times, not necessarily easy listening.'
The Field Effects series showcases artists who are interested in
framing the hidden beauty of the everyday world: beauty on the
surface, awaiting our attention. Beauty that must be delicately
extracted. And beauty in potential, awaiting juxtaposition,
collage, repetition and mutilation.
Seating mostly on futons to encourage comfortable deep listening
and viewing. Alas, our loaner beanbags may have departed; you may
want to bring a pillow.
Depending on weather, hot or cold drinks will be available on a
donation-based honor system. Hopefully someone will make cookies.
----> Venue Info <----------------------------------------------------
San Francisco, CA, USA
Between Mission and Howard, 10th and 11th street, south of market.
A few blocks from Civic Center BART, or the corner of Market & Van
Ness. Bike parking inside!
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