UNSEEN | APERTURES: Gray Area Foundation for the Arts 6/10/16

I am thrilled to be sharing work from my residency last month at Djerassi, new songs from my freshly-announced album “Star Core,” and performing my new macro-cymatic visual music instrument live in collaboration with Chuck Johnson.  Sharing the bill with the one and only Maggi Payne, screening new intermedia work, as well as Marc Manning, performing a site-specific new piece for guitar and video!!!





Gray Area Art + Technology
2665 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
8:00 Doors / 9:00 Show
Tickets: $8 Presale / $13 Day of Show / $15 Door
Cash bar for your Friday night imbibing
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Maggi Payne (https://sites.google.com/site/maggipayne/)
Marielle V Jakobsons (http://mariplasma.com/)
Chuck Johnson (https://www.facebook.com/chuckjohnsonmusic/)
Marc Manning (https://www.facebook.com/marcmanningeverythingisfine/)

Gray Area’s UNSEEN Series presents site-specific, collaborative performances by Bay Area artists and explores current practices in immersive media, including expanded cinema, video and sound art, experimental music and technology. The UNSEEN series is curated by Oakland artist Matt Fisher.

The thematic link between the artists in this iteration of UNSEEN is their heightened attentiveness to a certain kind of interwoven sonic and visual minimalism. That minimalism combines deep listening, close looking and abiding interest in forms that unfold themselves upon investigation.

Maggi Payne is Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College and has been performing music, video, film and dance works internationally. Her music works are at once meticulous and visceral, and are couched in a sustained examination of pure sound and direct experience. We are delighted that Maggi Payne will be presenting two single-channel video works, Through the Looking Glass and Liquid Amber.

Frequent collaborators Marielle Jakobsons and Chuck Johnson incorporate pedal steel and electronics with live macro-cymatic visuals. Marielle also will be performing a set of synthesizers, violin, and voice with video created on her custom-built visual music instrument. Her “Macro-Cymatic” instrument transduces sound into light by creating fluid motion with audio vibration, captured at the super close-up photographic scale and augmented by programmed LED lights. With Marielle, Chuck will perform new work for solo ambient pedal steel and electronics.

Artist and musician Marc Manning will perform a new site specific A/V work with processed guitar and video. Marc’s improvised guitar and feedback is formed, in his words, “to summon a sound energy that lives, grows, breathes, moves, and builds on itself in a way specific to the room.”

More about UNSEEN SERIES http://grayarea.org/event/unseen-series/