Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Synth Trips: Performance and Show & Tell @ MusicLandria, Sacramento, CA

About Synth Trips

In an effort to elevate and support the Modular Synth community in Sacramento and beyond, we're hosting a monthly, modular, textural, ambient, quadraphonic synth night at MusicLandria!


About Us

MusicLandria is a local non-profit where you can borrow musical  instruments for FREE. Our mission is to break down the barriers to musical exploration and inspire creativity through hands on learning.

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Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

PRIZM @ LSG

Prizm is a free improvisational duo project between Gabby Wen (electronics and guqin) and Kip Kipperman (double bass). Premiered in August 2017, the two began this project based on their particular interest in improvisation and the practice of listening as their essential mean of healing and meditation. Through creating musical dialogues from sonic manipulation and attentive listening, they manifest, exchange and transform mental energies, examining and contemplating upon traumatic past, ancient wisdom, intangible beauties, the presence of mind, and self-care, building strength and mutual supportive force from within. 
Gabby’s setup includes guqin, an ancient Chinese plucked string instrument that was mainly played by the literati class with its history dating back more than 3000 years ago, in improvisational styles for personal meditation or small gatherings among the sages. With the hope of breaking the elitist, patriarchal and Confucianist connotation of the guqin, Gabby de-romanticizes its sound, reimagining the instrument as a vehicle of a radical grassroots resistance fueled by feminine and queer energy with unorthodox performance and electronic processing. Extensively trained in Deep Listening, performance and composition, Kip uses the double bass as their primary instrument, employing a repertoire of sonic meditation, contemporary extended techniques as well as traditional approach with roots in classical and jazz music. 
The two instruments share similar sonic qualities of warm and harmonically rich tones in the lower register, especially in the use of glissando, though coming from entirely different backgrounds - just as the two performers. Gabby and Kip had bonded through playing and sharing incentives on psychiatric struggles, with each sonic encounter they nurture their kinship.

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Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

痛 ​Tone:聲響實驗展演 (2019 Hard-Wired Duo Sound Art Performance Tour) @ Little Play, Taichung

關於表演 About Performance

「存在總是存在者的存在。」—— 馬丁・海德格爾 《存在與時間》
Sein und Zeit | Martin Heidegger (1889–1976)


本系列演出為一個開放式、沈浸式、互動式的聲音創造與聆聽體驗。
表演由四個場景組成,各場景內由不同的角度/規模/觀點探討人與「疼痛」邂逅的過程,獨立卻又彼此關連。

i. 感知(Perception)  ii. 承受(Bearing)  iii. 抵抗(Resistance)  iv. 解脫(Relief)

各場景並無限定演出時間,端看當下與空間/觀眾的互動過程。觀看的方式由自己決定,在不影響表演者的表演的前提下,演出期間觀眾憑票自由進出,於空間內自由移動,且歡迎使用任何樂器/物件/身體即興加入演出,一同發掘聲音/身音的質地。

藝術家 Artists

二人非常偶然地相識於臺北,對聲響作為概念表達的媒介和傳統樂器新用有共同的興趣。
Hard-Wired Duo 是一個跨界、跨地域的合作項目,基於「非定義」(un-definition)的理念,不事先預設作品的想像「應該聽起來是這樣子」,打破自身視角和經驗的局限性,而是根據當下使用的物件,對不同向度和規模下個體交互作用產生的能量狀態的觀察,思索生與死、黑與白等二元對立之間多元共存的無限可能,選擇性地發出聲響。其表演是一個產生、打散、重組、輪迴的過程,不斷變化,同時進行破壞性的創造和創造性的破壞。

文怡 Gabby Wen|合成器、物件、人聲
Modular Synthesizer / Found Objects / Voice
聲音/行為藝術工作者。
生於廣東台山,成長於深圳,自2010年工作和居住於舊金山。主要用模組合成器、動作、編程、自製電路、環境錄音、古琴、日常物品、人聲、身體等進行多媒體即興表演,也涉及固定媒體和裝置作品。其作品探討混亂無常的人間體驗及情緒狀態,用直覺與意識細察思考自身及週邊社會、自然、人性的碰撞產生不一的節奏與因果。自幼對聲音和語言敏感,也愛動手對科技好奇,大學就讀於加州奧克蘭市的女子文理學院 Mills College,前期主攻資訊工程,輔修法語文學。後接觸到在校自60年代興起的實驗電子音樂界,轉系學習電子作曲、即興演奏、新媒體藝術、編程、音頻電路設計,師從聲音藝術家費正廷、Chris Brown、Maggi Payne、John Bischoff,於2017年獲得藝術與科技學士學位。
gabriellawen.com

黃雅農 Huang Ya-Nung|嗩吶、影像
Suona / VJ
樂手/視覺藝術工作者。
生於臺北。學術背景出生,具備敏感的社會覺察,觀看周遭環境並進行藝術創作。專長橫跨平面設計、插畫、攝影、動態影像,同時也是一位音樂家,專職演奏國樂嗩吶。擅長以簡潔具質感的畫面敘事,以跨領域優勢,結合文字、視覺、音樂、多媒體及劇場等概念,開發不同形態的表演模式。攻讀研究所時開始投身藝術領域,對於人與空間的互動及其中之權力關係相當感興趣,以社會學理論為基礎,視覺藝術為工具,漸發展出結合音樂、肢體及影像的複合創作模式;身兼表演者及影像工作者等多重角色,創作過程中,在觀看與被觀看的定位中來去自如。近年致力於實驗影像,探討人在空間中的狀態,以及其與環境的交互作用,紀錄空間中凝結的每一個瞬間,編織再造成新的文本。
www.haunain.tw

*演出方式將依場地空間做調整。
*演出部分所得將捐予婚姻平權及性別平等教育團體。

現場票 $250

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