Sergei Tcherepnin is an artist operating at intersections of sound, sculpture, and theater. Attaching synthesizers, computers and amplifiers to small surface transducers—devices that convert electrical signals into vibrations—he orchestrates complex multi-channel compositions in which objects are transformed into speakers. Often invoking queer, hybridized characters such as the “Listening Cactus,” the “Maize Mantis,” or the figure of the Pied Piper, Tcherepnin’s scenarios cultivate play between things and bodies, compelling the audience to develop a “score” for handling these animated objects. These interactions suggest new possibilities for intimacy with sound, where “listening” involves a more expansive state of activity: listening by touching, listening by opening, listening by feeling, listening by harnessing, or listening by walking.
Adria Otte is a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose musical practice spans a wide range of idioms. Trained in the western classical tradition on violin and bad early 90s alt-rock on guitar, she recently received an MFA in Electronic Music and Recoding Media from Mills College. Her projects include sound design for dance and video, rock bands, electro-acoustic chamber ensembles, and Korean drumming. As a composer and sound designer she employs a variety of approaches and techniques to create vivid and evocative sonic environments.
Sergei Tcherepnin, electronic music and keyboards with surface transducers, metal and cardboard
Adria Otte, electronics
Horns and Other Tubes. Duets of improvised and weighted chance sound generating, gathering and recycling.
Krystyna Bobrowski is a sound artist, composer and musician. In addition to French horn, she plays acoustic and electronic instruments of her own making. Tonight’s performance will feature some of her kelp horns.
Bobrowski received her M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College and her B.A. in Computers and Music from Dartmouth College. She lives in Oakland and teaches at the College of San Mateo (CSM) where she instituted the CSM Electronic Music Program.
Brenda Hutchinson is a composer and sound artist. She has developed a body of work based on a perspective about interacting with the public and non-artists through personal, reciprocal engagement with listening and sounding.
The short tube is the detachable gestural interface originally designed for the Long Tube, a 9 ½ ft. resonator and bionic extension of the voice. An integrated system using triggers and continuous controllers, the short tube is designed to deliberately entangle the relationship between live sounds, their subsequent processing and the interaction with other performers.
Krystyna Bobrowski, French horn, kelp horns and amplified objects
Brenda Hutchinson, short tube and electronics
Doors 9:00pm, Show 9:30pm
$10-15 sliding scale donation
** No refunds or exchanges are permitted **