Performance Piece by artist Ken Becker from Dorothy Santos on Vimeo.

One of your brilliant classmates hacks open a sculptural work during a performance piece. I will be posting more pictures this weekend but one of the graduate wide electives I took this past semester was Sound, Music, and Technology. Ken was in my class and when he proposed his project, it was difficult for me to envision it other than him destroying something he built. Then, the night of our final projects exhibition arrived. We all gathered in The Nave at California College of the Arts (CCA) on the San Francisco campus and watched his performance. Fortunately, I have pretty steady hands and was able to get Ken in action. Watch it and feel free to comment. Personally, I love his piece BUT I’m curious what you think before I start sharing my opinion and breaking it down. Enjoy!

Matt Ganucheau¬†does it again. Yet another awesome recommendation. This time, in the form of a musical short film that may be all too familiar to folks watching this now. Please feel free to leave a comment about how this resonates with you OR how it doesn’t. I’m curious and would love to hear what you think.

If you’re a performance and/or sound artist, please download the PDF of the Micromanagement Deadline Memo here.

During the Transmutations closing this past Friday, I couldn’t help but film the CUBIIC piece. It was one of the interactive works that rely on the end-user to modify the plexiglass cubes and utilize touch technology (imagine mini turn tables) to create and layer sounds to produce music! After viewing the video, please visit the project site by clicking here to learn more about the the extremely innovative artists, Lyes Belhocine and Drew Detweiler.

I haven’t forgotten about my last installment of the Spread Exhibition (which ended last week). I have yet to write my reflections on Laetitia Sonami and her selected artist Jacqueline Gordon. It’s forthcoming. I’ve got so much stuff in the pipeline and as mentioned, it’s been a pretty hectic and draining (to say the least). In any case, here’s a shorter video of Sonami’s work along with a brief interview.

Sonami’s selected artist for the Spread exhibition was artist, Jacqueline Gordon. Yet another amazing artist that does incredible work exploring architecture and how sounds (whether from the outside coming into a designated space or synthesized sound) affects both the space and the listener. Hoping to see her featured on artist site, The Limner, soon. You can view her upcoming graduate show here.