Connor James Hanlon


soundpedro 2021 participation: N/A

Proposed work as accepted for soundpedro 2021:
Folding in on Ourselves
I have been collecting snippets, phrases, feelings, from news articles relating to the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic from the library of congress and from family records. This “information” will be contrasted by snippets of news articles from the present day, and interviews with present day humans about how they feel about this pandemic. 

I plan on taking all of these snippets and recording short 10-20 second snippets with the help of my friends and lovers. There will be as little information as possible to identify when the snippet was to take place. When two snippets from either time are witnessed, one after the other, it will feel as if they are both occurring at the same time, when in fact they were written 100 years apart. 

This information will be presented outdoors. I will draw a “Labyrinth” with a humble field striper (usually used at baseball fields, stripping will fade away). Based on the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, my labyrinth will be a tool for the audience to take in this information. I will set up 4 speakers, one at each corner of the labyrinth. All of the audio will be fed into my computer and each individual speaker will play back the recordings at a random interval generated live. 

The audience will enter the labyrinth, taking in the information at each speaker, each person with a unique experience driven by random variables. The audience will not be told that the information comes from both the current and past pandemic, until the end.

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In the 2nd grade at his first music lesson, Connor butted in front of all the other kids at his dorky Catholic school and demanded to sing in front of everyone else. From that point Connor has not stopped being a passionate musician and artist. 

Connor has worked as a Ringer for the Santa Barbara Symphony, has produced his own music on all streaming services, and sang in the many dark corners of Los Angeles. He has two loft hiphop and electronica EPs out on all streaming services.

Connor has participated in Sound Pedro for the past 2 years, creating works that challenging the audience’s perspective of the physical and spiritual worlds.

Artist Location: Los Angeles, CA

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