Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Instrument Demo at the SCAR Conference in Portland, OR

I'm in Portland, Oregon this week doing research for my Antarctic music at the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Conference. Tomorrow evening I'll be demonstrating some of my Antarctic musical instruments at the Oregon Museum of Science, in conjunction with the conference banquet. If you happen to be attending the banquet stop by and try making some sounds with penguin bones, limpet shells, and rocks from the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctic Instrument Demo
Wednesday July 18, 2012
starting at 6:30pm

Oregon Museum of Science (aka OMSI)
1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR

There are also several Antarctic Science-Art Rendevous events happening in Portland this week that all are welcome to attend: http://scar2012.geol.pdx.edu/rendezvous.php Check them out!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Concert Saturday in Alameda, California

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Quiet Music at the Alameda Library
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, California

8 pm Eurostache
9 pm Cheryl E. Leonard

Live video projections by: 
Bill Hsu
Keith Evans
Tim Perkis
Chris & Jessica Gomula-Kruzic

Enter in the back from the library parking lot

This Saturday I'm performing a solo set of music inspired by sand dunes, fire, tectonic plates, wind, falling snow, auroras, and polar night (which Antarctica is in the midst of right now!). I'll be playing stones and shells from the Arctic and Antarctic, sea salt, driftwood, glass and shakuhachi. Field recordings will include brash ice, fire, and sounds from Pyramiden, an abandoned Russian coal-mining settlement in Svalbard.

Eurostache is a San Francisco Bay Area electro-acoustic group that focuses on real-time collaborative experiments in sound. Their music combines custom hand-built and circuit-bent instruments with conventional instruments in unusual ways, and sets aside the traditional constructs of music composition to explore the fringes of sound.