Sarah Hennies: Contralto

1/12/19 at 8:00 pm
Radius Gallery: 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $15

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Sarah Hennies’ “Contralto” is a one-hour work for video, strings, and percussion that exists in between the spaces of experimental music and documentary. The piece features a cast of transgender women speaking, singing, and performing vocal exercises accompanied by a dense and varied musical score that includes a variety of conventional and “non-musical” approaches to sound-making.

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Carolyn Chen & Pauline Gloss

1/19/19 at 8:00 pm
Radius Gallery: 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $15

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Carolyn Chen‘s This is a Scream takes the rawest of emotions and transforms it into a constructed performance in a way that highlights its own artificiality. Pauline Gloss’s Lullabies for the Psychotic turns the connective tissue of language (buts, ands, wells) into an intensely musical solo work.

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Colin Tucker

1/26/19 at 5:00 pm
Radius Gallery: 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $15

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Composer Colin Tucker will transform Radius Gallery into an immersive sound and light installation, in which he will present a concert-length sensory meditation. Participants of any background are invited to participate. Tucker will provide aural suggestions for modes of listening as well as breathing and posture, fostering a variety of sensory perspectives on environmental and electronic sound. The work positions listening as an embodied, situated activity, attending to ears’ perceptual limits while connecting their sensory capacities to touch and to inner sensation.

Note: Event times are 5pm and 7:30pm, and limited to 15 participants for each showing.

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Micro-diamond: A House of Gratitude by Natacha Diels, Sam Scranton, and Zach Moore

2/1/19 at 8:00 pm
Radius Gallery: 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $15

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Natacha Diels, Sam Scranton, & Zach Moore’s Micro-diamond: A House of Gratitude invites the visitor to experience every passing millisecond as a weighty and tangible substance. The visitor moves through video, music, and lighting installations inspired by biological oscillations and synchronous patterns in nature, and interacts with live performers delivering guiding words of gratitude.

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Manfred Werder: 20160 and 20170

2/8/19 at 8:00 pm
Radius Gallery: 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $15

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Swiss composer Manfred Werder, with musicians Teodora Stepancic, Assaf Gidron, and Mustafa Walker, will engage in performances of his ongoing works 20160 and 20170. Werder’s project gathers language in the form of quotations, found nouns, and other elements, as he transcribes fragments onto a 10cm by 22m scroll with a pocket typewriter. Werder’s work is an extraction of language from its environment, and a practice of wandering through this language as he realizes it in performance.

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