Takes on Sound & Space: Symposium + Performances this Saturday!

Program Schedule:
7:00 pm doors open
7:15 pm conference starts with presentations by Joel Vacheron and Roberto Favaro
8:15 pm Q-n-A, followed by drinks. Milieux Sonores exhibition open.
9:30 pm performance by Gabriel Dunne, Jeff Lubow, and Gregory Zifcak
11:00 pm doors close

swissnex San Francisco and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts continue their common exploration of sound and space around the exhibition, Milieux Sonores, this time with a joint conference by Roberto Favaro and Joël Vacheron and an audiovisual performance by Gabriel Dunne, Jeff Lubow, and Gregory Zifcak.

Jointly presented by Gray Area Foundation for the Arts and swissnex San Francisco, Milieux Sonores: Sound and Imaginary Spaces is a collective show by the Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology from the Zurich University for the Arts (ICST Zurich) and curator Marcus Maeder. Through five interactive installations, Milieux Sonores tackles questions of sound and space and gives virtual environments a physical presence.

swissnex San Francisco invites two Swiss sound specialists to Gray Area on November 6, 2010, Roberto Favaro, from the Swiss-Italian Accademia di Architettura of Mendrisio, who examines the relationships of sound and music to built environments throughout architectural history, and Joel Vacheron, a London-based writer and cultural theorist on how sound factors into buildings and other types of social spaces. The evening continues with an audio-visual performance by Bay Area artists Gabriel Dunne, Jeff Lubow, and Gregory Zifcak, who offer an immersive setting designed for the occasion.