A spatial acoustic concert by Scott Arford and Randy Yau with guest Michael Gendreau
Saturday, September 25, 2010
7:30 - 11:00 pm
3030 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
7:30 pm: Talks by Scott Arford, Randy Yau and Michael Gendreau
8:30 pm: Concerted Structures: Southern Exposure (New Building) by Michael Gendreau
9:30 pm: Infrasound 25 by Scott Arford and Randy Yau
Two projects exploring the physicality of sound, the translation of sound into physical force and the relationship between sound, architecture, perception and the body
**Infrasound 25 by Scott Arford and Randy Yau
All of life is a cycle. All that exists is vibration. Nearly a decade ago, sound artists Scott Arford and Randy Yau put forth the framework for a project that explores the complex relationship between sound, space, perception and the body. Their Infrasound series of spatial acoustic concerts are driven by this presiding manifesto:
Hear with your body. This is not about music. This is not about performance or the performer. The goal is sound and the explicit translation of sound into physical force. The goal is internal and external realization. It is about provoking new modes of perceiving and experiencing one’s own body — triggering variable and autonomous psycho-physiological response. It is about the total acoustic sense of space — observing sound to measure the capacity of architecture. It is about the phenomenon of resonance or sympathetic vibration — all things working in one continuum.
The Infrasound pursuit has led them to a growing list of questions, a few answers, and a growing sense of the totality of the continuum. As this project began with an unexpectedly tangible vibrancy, so it continues as an exploration of total experience.
**Concerted Structures: Southern Exposure (New Building) by Michael Gendreau
Gendreau performs a new, site-specific psycho-spatial-acoustic composition designed for Southern Exposure’s new 20th Street space. Using the SoEx building as his speaker, he records the infrasonic vibrations of the space. He then performs using the structure’s resonances as an additional instrument in his site-specific composition.