Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I'm in Portland, Oregon this week doing research for my Antarctic music at the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Conference. Tomorrow evening I'll be demonstrating some of my Antarctic musical instruments at the Oregon Museum of Science, in conjunction with the conference banquet. If you happen to be attending the banquet stop by and try making some sounds with penguin bones, limpet shells, and rocks from the Antarctic Peninsula.
Antarctic Instrument Demo
Wednesday July 18, 2012
starting at 6:30pm
Oregon Museum of Science (aka OMSI)
1945 SE Water Ave
There are also several Antarctic Science-Art Rendevous events happening in Portland this week that all are welcome to attend: http://scar2012.geol.pdx.edu/rendezvous.php Check them out!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Quiet Music at the Alameda Library
1550 Oak Street
8 pm Eurostache
9 pm Cheryl E. Leonard
Live video projections by:
Chris & Jessica Gomula-Kruzic
Enter in the back from the library parking lot
This Saturday I'm performing a solo set of music inspired by sand dunes, fire, tectonic plates, wind, falling snow, auroras, and polar night (which Antarctica is in the midst of right now!). I'll be playing stones and shells from the Arctic and Antarctic, sea salt, driftwood, glass and shakuhachi. Field recordings will include brash ice, fire, and sounds from Pyramiden, an abandoned Russian coal-mining settlement in Svalbard.
Eurostache is a San Francisco Bay Area electro-acoustic group that focuses on real-time collaborative experiments in sound. Their music combines custom hand-built and circuit-bent instruments with conventional instruments in unusual ways, and sets aside the traditional constructs of music composition to explore the fringes of sound.