Hacked Found Repurposed V3

Artist Statement Hacked-Found-Repurposed Vol. 3 is an exhibition of small-scale upcycled sound art pieces and invented instruments curated by instrument inventors Bryan Day and Kirk Pearson. The pieces on display highlight an ad-hoc approach to instrument design, using found objects to create both utilitarian and conceptual sound-art objects. Artist Bios Bryan Day started designing and […]

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Atrium Display: Kaiser Electrical Instrument Co.

Artist Bio Tim Kaiser is well known in the atmospheric experimental music scene for his blending of acousto-electric contraptions and Frankenstein electronics to create ethereal, layered drones. His sonic landscapes have been called “experiments in adventurous art” and “eclectic genius” by the likes of Make Magazine, Wired, the New Art Examiner, and the Associated Press. […]

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Clamorworks by Bryan Day

Artist Statement With ‘Clamorworks’, I’ll be displaying a collection of amplified, acoustic and electromechanical pieces developed after I moved from the Midwest to California in 2012. Many of these pieces explore new methods of instrument performance, such as utilizing repetitive whole-body movements or mirroring everyday actions such as cooking or exercising. My objective is to […]

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Taro Hattori: Dragging the Right Chord

Artist Statement “Dragging the Right Chord” is a functioning harpsichord made of corrugated cardboard and installed on a bicycle trailer. I have been thinking about how singing allows us survive through a difficult time. When our egocentric desire hypertrophies and suppressed our sense of beauty into a piece of dust, wisdom from the past once […]

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Errism: Qubais Reed Ghazala

Errism: Qubais Reed Ghazala Artist Statement My work often involves reclamation. In the example of circuit-bending this process is obvious: electronics headed for the landfill are reclaimed, reassessed and re-purposed. Rebuilt. Trash becomes instrument; silence becomes sound. Much of my photography, though not as obviously, involves the same. With a lens I collect these lost […]

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Atrium Display: Still Movie – Film Frames by David Michalak

Atrium Display: Still Movie – Film Frames by David Michalak Face of A Stranger (1977) is a restored feature film by San Francisco filmmaker and musician David Michalak. Prints of selected film frames are on exhibit at Center for New Music, corresponding with a special screening of the film and musical performance on Wednesday, October 23rd. […]

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Atrium Display: Skatchplatters by Tom Nunn and Sudhu Tewari

Atrium Display: Skatchplatters by Tom Nunn and Sudhu Tewari Artist Statment Skatchplatters (12” diameter), Skatchwheels (22” diameter) and Giant Skatchwheels (33” diameter) are circular cardboard plates onto which are glued various “devices” arranged in a 32-segment array. The devices include thin dowel, coffee stirrer sticks, bronze brazing rod, metal washers and non-skid self-adhesive surface material. […]

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Guillermo Galindo: Cyber-totemic Objects and Sonic Mediators

Cyber-totemic Objects and Sonic Mediators Artist Statement Around 2005 after I finished my orchestral work Trade Routes commissioned and premiered by the Oakland Symphony orchestra I started reimagining concepts behind the late 20th century music of composers such as John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, and Karlheinz Stockhausen as well as being inspired by artists Tarsila do Amaral, Enrique Chagoya and Alejandro Jodorowsky, […]

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Atrium Display, Roxanne Nesbitt: Symbiotic Instruments

Atrium Display, Roxanne Nesbitt: Symbiotic Instruments For my on-going project Symbiotic Instruments, I design and make sounding objects to expand the sound palette of traditional instruments. I have explored stretching strings over drums with percussive handmade bridges, and ceramic instruments played inside the grand piano. The ceramics alter the sound of the piano by muting […]

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Atrium Display, Musicians Make: Comic Strips

Atrium Display, Musicians Make: Comic Strips Polymaths are often musicians and the talents and proclivities that make for great musicians quite often make for brilliant artists, engineers, mathematicians, activists, chefs, philosophers, poets, painters, cosmologists and gardeners. Society seeks to simplify and pigeonhole these geniuses and so too often their broader gifts are considered tangential rather […]

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