23five and Re:Sound are pleased to present SUN
Maggie Payne Oakland
Larnie Fox (flex) Benicia
Doors at 3:30, Sound at 4:00
Bring something cozy to sit on.
Percentage of donations go to the Mare Island Shoreline Preserve
Re:Sound is an experimental music series which explores the relationship between forgotten spaces, sound abstraction and the natural environment. The series takes place on the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, a 215-acre park that formerly served as one of the first Naval Ammunition Depots.
The event is held in a concrete munitions storage magazine measuring 55'x100' with ceilings over 15'. The architecture of the building traps sound resulting in a prolonged reverberation.
Maggi Payne composes music for concert presentation, video, and dance, and is a video artist, photographer, recording engineer, flutist, and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches composition, electronic music, and recording engineering. She creates immersive environments, inviting listeners/participants to enter the sound and be carried with it, experiencing it from the inside out in intimate detail. The sounds are almost tactile, visible, tangible.
Her works have been presented in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and Australasia. She received Composer's Grants and an Interdisciplinary Arts Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; video grants from the Mellon Foundation and the Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowships Program; and honorary mentions from Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges and Prix Ars Electronica.
Her works appear on Aguirre, Innova, Lovely Music, Starkland, Asphodel, New World (CRI), Root Strata, Centaur, Ubuibi, MMC, Digital Narcis, Music and Arts, Frog Peak, and/OAR, Capstone, and Mills College labels.
Elise Baldwin is active in the San Francisco experimental music and electronic art community, focusing on solo intermedia performance and collaborative music ventures. She holds a degree in Film and Video production as well as an MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College. Elise can be found cooking up aurally hazardous byproducts in her studio or building software instruments for video manipulation. She has spent much of the past decade working as a multimedia director, recording engineer, sound designer, and digital video editor on commercial, gaming and educational projects. She has designed sound and created musical compositions for many theater and film productions, and had the good fortune to collaborate with many talented musicians, dancers, performers and theater companies in San Francisco and elsewhere.
Flex is a sound art collaboration between Crank Ensemble veterans Larnie Fox, Bodil Fox, Chris Miller, and Lena Strayhorn. Flex explores sound and visual performance using low-tech handmade instruments, bamboo structures, and lighting. Members are visual artists and musicians working together to create layers of material-based sound produced by invented analog instruments accompanied by improvised visual effects.
For the Mare Island performance, Flex will look at the idea of Circumambulation, individually and collectively, meandering through hand-cranked soundscapes to produce a fragile gesamtkunstwerk.
Recent Flex performances include Center for New Music, Montalvo Art Center, and the Turquoise Yantra Grotto.