Maddi Baird + Folded Worlds + Kumi Maxson
Maddi Baird is a composer whose work focuses on but is not limited to, multimedia scoring, live performance, DJ'ing, sound design, and installation art. Their recent release “Holobiont” focuses on connecting to nature, biological collectivism and exploring both human and nonhuman experiences on Earth. Jevin Almazan (he/him) performs as folded worlds in San Francisco, California. His current compositional work is rooted in curiosity and care for the stories hidden in sounds. Kumi Maxson is an experimental musician practicing in the jazz tradition. They live and work in unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, so called “Santa Cruz.”
Maddi Baird is a Los Angeles-based composer and sound artist who combines creative activity (performance and installation-based works) with empirical forms of research to explore connections between nature, human experience, and sound. Working with archives of extinct and endangered sounds, Baird adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to create immersive, textured soundscapes that use the evocative power of sounds to elicit “mood,” an experience that the artist distinguishes from emotion by its affective potential to be shared by both human and non-human agents. Maddi’s recent release, “Holobiont,” focuses on biological collectivism by sonically imagining the experiences of humans and nonhumans on Earth. Maddi is currently pursuing an MFA in Experimental Composition and Sound Practices with an emphasis In Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts.
Jevin Almazan (he/him) is making experimental/electroacoustic as folded worlds in San Francisco, California. His current compositional work is rooted in curiosity and care for the stories hidden in sounds. He was previously a DJ for KDVS in Davis and has also contributed mixes to various other projects.
“A.M. Structures” is a piece that hopes to build something new while respecting what has come before. A motif is introduced by a viola and all sounds that come after are granularized, aged and de-aged throughout the piece through the modular synth. The piece also mangles spoken word samples from an interview with director Kidlat Tahimik speaking about the construction of the (now closed) Baguio Cinematheque in the Philippines. The theater’s structure was built around existing trees and much of the material was taken from fallen trees in the immediate vicinity. Using these words as a basis, “A.M. Structures” explores the ideas of regeneration, lineage, and transformation through time.
Kumi is an experimental musician practicing in the jazz tradition. They live and work in unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, so called “Santa Cruz”.