Friday, May 17, 2013
Soundscapes by Idaho Joe // Waxy Tombs // Black Thread // Business Etiquette // Jungle Jim
Projections by Jon Bernbaum
DJ Set by Chasms
Trance Mutations is an on going series that showcases new experimental works in electronic based music / performance and visual arts.
Waxy tombs is a project which started in Davis, CA and has since become program home the next development located in San Francisco. Julia is a native SF and a prolific artist whose music performances center around the same sensory issues that her extensive work in visual arts have, namely the interface between the body and technology.
Using the subversive language of the alienated body she evokes the idea that our sensory organs are just a step away from becoming knobs which interface us with external reality.
Armed with tape cassette, loop station and a sampler, Jungle Jim caresses the audience with sonic meditations that stir into introspective percussion. His work attempts to bind a wide variety of influences (music or otherwise) into a single train of sonic thought.
A recent graduate of Massachusetts college of Art and Design, JJ moved to SF in May of 2011 and has been playing out regularly since 2010 at a variety of venues and events.
Idaho Joe Windslow
Idaho Joe Windslow is the inventor of the gongtar (cello with gong resonator), singing bowl gamelan (which is played standing with a back brace of mannequin arm singing bowl holders), and the voxtar (amplified sympathetic string fixture excited by voice).
He backs himself up with a collection of exotic drum machines from India and the Middle East. Using hypnosis and lyrics he aims to send the listener into altered states of consciousness.
Jess Labrador and Shannon Madden