Performing Arts - Music | August 7 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Julius Smack is a statue awoken from antiquity. In vogue-inspired performances, the Los Angelesbased artist queers the concert form with theatricality and chamber instrumentation. He has released two albums on Practical Records.
Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional and handmade instruments, exploiting the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by highly redundant tuning systems. Minimal structures and simple harmonic relationships give rise to meditative washes of sound.
Paul Clipson, Amma Ateria, and Kevin Corcoran improvise in sound and light, bringing a spontaneous identity to the space as filmed image combines with live electroacoustic music. Paul Clipson creates densely layered, stream-of-consciousness films, responding to the temporal qualities of musical composition. Electroacoustic composer and improviser Amma Ateria, a.k.a. Jeanie Aprïlle Tang, orchestrates the illusion of spaces by using field recordings blended with modulations and synthetic frequencies. Percussionist Kevin Corcoran extends the sonic possibilities of instruments, emphasizing textural sound, sympathetic vibration, sustained tones, and the use of found objects.
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