Patch Pulse: Marc Kate, Joel St. Julien & Anum Awan
On March 19, join us for Patch Pulse, our monthly live streamed audio visual performances.
This month, Gray Area artists and community members Marc Kate, Anum Awan and San Francisco-based Joel St. Julien will take us on a meditative journey through light and sound. Find a comfortable seat and some quality headphones, this one is going to take you places.
All ticket sales go towards directly to the artists — please consider contributing what you can.
Originally trained as a filmmaker and visual artist, San Francisco based producer and composer Marc Kate applies cinematic and conceptual approaches to music and audio production. As a response to the tech culture assault on San Francisco (and the world), Kate takes up the tools of the trade — computers and synthesis — and slyly counter-attacks, imbuing humanity precisely where humanity is being evacuated. He creates a counterpoint to tech’s speed and greed — slow, immersive, materialist, drifting. But Kate also draws from his history in San Francisco’s synth-punk and techno scenes, emerging to create stripped-down, static experiments in synthesis. He leads the electronic post-punk band Never Knows and has released solo material on over two dozen labels including Jacktone, Loöq, Air Texture and Dragon’s Eye Recordings and his own imprints Untitled & After and Failing Forms. In 2018, he formed the Synth Doom project My Heart, an Inverted Flame with drummer Andee Connors.
Joel St. Julien
Joel St. Julien is a San Francisco-based composer and sound artist. Joel has composed music for documentaries, short / feature films, podcasts, and dance. Joel has also released many albums under his name. He is a firm believer in experimentation/fusion with acoustic and electronic elements in sound oscillating through escapism and the mysticism of the present tense. Instagram Bandcamp
Anum Awan is an interaction designer and new media artist, based in the Bay Area, who crafts mixed-reality experiences by blending physical and digital media based on queer, immigrant and non-western narratives. They are a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design and CCA. They have exhibited at SOMARTs, Mission Cultural Center, Gray Area, Joe Goode Annex, and more.