Wednesday, September 1, 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 1, 8:30 p.m.
Dave Phillips (Zurich, Switzerland)
Gerritt Wittmer (Oakland)
R. Jencks (Oakland
Leticia Castaneda (Los Angeles)
$8 – $15 sliding scale or FREE with membership
Leticia Castaneda is an audio engineer and sound artist living in Los Angeles, California. She performs solo electro-acoustic improvisation, composition exhibition, audio environments to accompany sculpture, collaborative improvisation, audio drama, and site-specific installation. Her debut full-length CD, On the Verge of Redundance, was released by Chicago-based CIP in 2004. Notable performances have included the Wooden Octopus Festival in Seattle, the Beyond Music Festival Beyond Baroque, Venice, California, and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. Her music has been described as possessing, “a richness and warmth that recalls an earlier generation of analogue pioneers.”
Zurich-based Dave Phillips co-founded Fear of God in 1987, and worked as a solo artist after that, experimenting with voice, body, and field recordings. In the late 1980s, he worked with Zurich label and independent music distributor, RecRec. He initiated Dead Peni, a solo project, in 2004 and has collaborated with eminent Swiss artists including Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant) and Marc Zeier (G*Park). He has played all over the world, including Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. Festival appearances include Beyond Music in Los Angeles and the No Fun Fest in New York.
Gerritt Wittmer is a sound and performance artist based in Oakland, California. His work often articulates abstract narratives through vocal expression, body performance, and intense theatrical lighting. He has performed and recorded as Gerritt, Ginnungagap (with Stephen O'Malley and Tim Wyskida), Deathroes (with Sixes), and has performed and/or collaborated on projects with Sunn O))), Sissy Spacek, John Wiese, and Paul Knowles. He also directs the publishing house Misanthropic Agenda.
R. Jencks is a Bay Area artist whose work utilizes modified electronics, voice, and physicality augmented by visual installations to manipulate the environment and the senses. Over the years Jenks has curated or performed in hundreds of events all over the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. The last decade has seen him perform tirelessly under the moniker SIXES as well as under more than half a dozen other guises, not to mention collaborations with John Wiese, Scott Arford, Wolf Eyes, and numerous others.
Founded in 1993, 23five Incorporated is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and increased awareness of sound works in the public arena, and to the support and education of artists working with and discussing the medium of sound. For the past 15 years, 23five Incorporated has remained at the forefront in bringing the most adventurous elements of sound art to the San Francisco Bay area. 23five has served as an important benefactor to artists such as CM von Hausswolff, Christina Kubisch, Francisco Lopez, Olivia Block, Matt Jeckert, Zbigniew Karkowski, Atau Tanaka, and many more.
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