Tickets: $8 Presale / $13 Day of Show / $15 Door. Cash bar available to those 21 years and older.
The thematic link between the artists in this iteration of UNSEEN is their heightened attentiveness to a certain kind of interwoven sonic and visual minimalism situated at the place where perception and analysis first diverge.
Maggi Payne is Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College and has been performing music, video, film and dance works internationally. Her music works are at once meticulous and visceral, and are couched in a sustained examination of pure sound and direct experience. We are delighted that Maggi Payne will be presenting two single-channel video works, Through the Looking Glass and Liquid Amber.
Then, artist and musician Marc Manning will perform a new site specific A/V work with processed guitar and video. Marc’s improvised guitar and feedback is formed, in his words, “to summon a sound energy that lives, grows, breathes, moves, and builds on itself in a way specific to the room.”
Frequent collaborators Marielle Jakobsons and Chuck Johnson incorporate pedal steel and electronics with live macro-cymatic visuals. Marielle will be performing synthesizers, violin, and voice with video created on her custom-built visual music instrument. Her "Macro-Cymatic" instrument transduces sound into light by creating fluid motion with audio vibration, captured at the super close-up photographic scale and augmented by programmed LED lights. With Marielle, Chuck will perform new work for solo ambient pedal steel and electronics.