Betsy Lohrer Hall

PARTICIPATION Gallery Show, April 27 – June 1, 2024 breaking codes (2006) Kneeling on the ground, I tap the names of God – from different belief systems, religions, and languages – in Morse Code. The eggshells often break before a name is complete. When reduced to long and short taps, the names sound very much […]

phog masheeen

PARTICIPATION Gallery Show, April 27 – June 1, 2024: duodenum (2013) An appropriated Quad-runner exhaust, fitted with both a Clarinet and Didgeridoo mouthpiece.A distinctive instrument, in that it can be played from both ends.Instrument adapted by Mark A Soden Jr. for performances by phog masheeen. Phog masheeen started as an artist collective and has morphed […]

MLuM

PARTICIPATION Gallery Show, April 27 – June 1, 2024: SoundWok: Mapping the Aesthetic Consciousness and the Dynamic  Social Networks of  Southern California and SoCal-Linked Upstream Sonifiers Using GIS Technology (2008) Through the performative exploration of research as an aesthetic category and data as medium, SoundWok was an ‘eventstructure’ in which the development of structure over […]

Kamran Assadi (FLOOD)

PARTICIPATION Gallery Show, April 27 – June 1, 2024: Bluetooth’s Castle(s) (2009/2024) Part 1. With fairytale and technology acting as juxta-poseurs, fixed meanings and their architectures are decentered through muted lip riffs & punceptual wordplay. Part 2. Kamran Assadi, the architect behind SoundWalk Long Beach, has departed from the urban hardscape (where, through SoundWalk LB, […]

Gary Raymond

Gary Raymond

PARTICIPATION Gallery Show, April 27 – June 1, 2024:He He (2008) Riffing off of the Periodic Symbol for Helium, this is an example of an  “Audio Interactive” piece, the viewer speaks to the familiar non traditional art object and sounds are then combined to create unfamiliar feelings, causing us to think and react with greater […]

Francene Kaplan

PARTICIPATION Gallery Show, April 27 – June 1, 2024:Rubber Band Box Orchestra (2013) Cereal Box Orchestra (2012) Household Percussion Jam (2008) Interaction with the an installation piece gives people a different kind of appreciation for sound art.  The Rubberband Box, Orchestra is simple, portable, and adjustable for different tones.  The Cereal Box Orchestra is dependent […]

Eric Strauss

PARTICIPATION Gallery Show, April 27 – June 1, 2024: V.O.G. (fragment) [2004] This piece has grown out of my interests in spirit horns, ventriloquism and the disembodied voice. It conflates the vernacular of the nineteenth century spiritualist with the traditional aesthetic concerns of the freewheeling carnival sideshow mountebank. The sound sculpture V.O.G. – Voice Of […]