Squash Biscuit

Squash and Biscuit 瓜和饼干


On-site Event June 3rd

Whispering Smoke 
Tea and Whispers Ceremony will use the small guard post as an intimate venue for 1 or 2 people max. Using mic’d objects, voice, and acoustic instruments, each participant will have the option to whisper a feeling, phrase, thought, or babble into an audio buffer. They will also have the option to write down what they said, or write another intention and burn it. Using a smoke sensor, the burning paper, or incense if they choose, will playback their whispering at various speeds. We will respond to the activated sound with our own improvisation.


Performance October 29, 2023
With Taylor Donofrio
at Torrance Art Museum’s Nomad II

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Squash & Biscuit bring together language, micro sounds, and synthesized textures together to bring focus to the world’s understated sonic world. Often working with animation, video, and movement, the duo use structure to guide improvisations that feel like conversations with a focus on the balance between silence and sound.
Shuwen Zhao and Brian Griffith create musical atmospheres for moving images. Their experience with traditional musical structures informs their approach and experimentation with sounds. Zhao, a pianist, has an ear for detail creating lush soundscapes and intricate melodic lines. Griffith, a bassist, builds deep currents of sound and delicate tonal whispers. Together, they compliment each other’s styles able to build a piece that is expertly crafted and surprising.

Artist Location: Los Angeles, CA

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