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 explore methods of incorporating sound and performance into typically non-musical activities, blurring the lines between commonplace activities and personal expression. I also like making a mess with whatever is available.
Bryan Day is a sonic adventurer, painter, and inventor of curious things based in the East Bay. Using scavenged electronics, repurposed mechanical components, and amplified materials that you might find in your garage or your great uncle’s office, he re-imagines them into constructivist sound sculptures. Day has performed, taught workshops, and built sound installations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He spends his days designing, building and fixing exhibits at the Exploratorium and Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco.