What: Performance 2 of 5 for The Book, a multimedia installation-performance and exhibition
Performances By: Avy K Productions & guest artists Ken Ueno & Matt Ingalls
When: July 7, 2011, mingle with artists 7:30 – 8:00PM, performance 8:00 – 9:00PM
Where: SOMArts Main Gallery (934 Brannan Street, between 8th and 9th)
How Much: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, cash bar
July 7th marks the second of five performances for The Book, a series of contemporary dance based performances and accompanying Main Gallery exhibition created by Commons Curatorial Residency recipients, Avy K Productions. In addition to a free opening & closing event, The Book will include three ticketed performances (July 7, 14, & 21) and incorporate more than twenty artistic collaborators. Along with dance installations by Avy K Productions, this page of The Book will feature two sound artists whose trademarks are improvisation and experimentalism.
About Guest Artists Ken Ueno & Matt Ingalls:
Ken Ueno is a composer, vocalist, improviser, and winner of the 2006-2007 Rome Prize and the 2010-2011 Berlin Prize. In addition to Heavy Metal sub-tone singing and Tuvan throat singing, he is also informed by European avant-garde instrumental techniques, American experimentalism, and sawari or beautiful noise, an aesthetic in traditional Japanese music. Ken’s artistic mission is to champion sounds that have been overlooked or denied so that audiences reevaluate their musical potential.
Matt Ingalls is a composer, clarinetist, concert producer, and computer music programmer. Often incorporating elements of improvisation, his music is heavily influenced by his long involvement in computer music. His solo improvisations explore extended clarinet techniques that interact with the acoustic space, often as combination tones. Matt is the founder and co-director of sfSound, a new music series, ensemble, and internet radio station devoted to new ideas and traditions of experimental music, performance art, live electronic music, Bay Area composition, and the various facets of contemporary improvisation.
About The Book:
The Book is an installation-performance series accompanying an ongoing exhibition based in experimental non-theater dance. Each performance is a random page from The Book, and each invites a different guest artist to enter the structure, created by Avy K Productions and collaborators, in order to destroy it and give it new life. Avy K brings together artists of different media to create improvisational multidisciplinary performances involving contemporary dance, live painting, evolving installation, video projection, and live music.
Click here for more detailed information about The Book.
The Book is made possible through support from the SOMArts Commons Curatorial Residency, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.