soundpedro

Congratulations and thank you, to all participants and visitors, for a successful and well-attended soundpedro event. It is heartening to know that a new and regular gathering of ear-oriented artists has commenced.

A special thanks to Amy Eriksen and the Angels Gates Cultural Center team. Were it not for them and their efforts, Southern California still would be lamenting the absence of a larger-scale sound event.

We look forward to next year!

Soundpedro took place on June 3rd 2017, 5pm to 10pm. Soundpedro was a sound art event at Angels Gate Cultural Center.
Map of the site

Installations by: Aught Collective/Hot Tomorrows, Glenn Bach, Borderline Antigone, Terry Braunstein, César Dávila-Irizarry, The Dirty Chaps, Ear Meal Webcast, Martin Espino & William Almas , Wolf Gowin & Tom Zear, heare, The Laptop Ensemble, Janet Lozada, MicDrop, New Culture Media Group, phog masheeen, Tom Peters, RadioMachineMagazine, sARTe, Susan Rawcliffe, Steven Speciale, TV-MA, Whereas...DivineBrick & BrenNoid, Roxanne Varzi, Elouise Walker, wikiGong, X EYES

SynthLab sound art performances, Building H:
5:00 PM - Sander Roscoe Wolff
5:45 PM - QRUX
6:30 PM - Loren Nerell
7:15 PM - Som
8:00 PM - Rychard Cooper
8:30 PM - Faraday Cage
9:15 PM - foreign native
Visuals by univac

Atlas Place sound art performances, Building F:
5:00 PM Southern California Soundscape Ensemble
5:30 PM Panel Discussion: “Atlas Place: Living Sound in Los Angeles” (moderator: Glenn Bach; panelists: Steve Roden, Robert Crouch, Yann Novak)
6:30 PM Steve Roden
7:30 PM Robert Crouch
8:30 PM Yann Novak
9:30 PM Southern California Soundscape Ensemble

In 2013, 100 years after the release of Luigi Russolo’s Futurist manifesto “The Art of Noises,” the Long Beach-based art collective, FLOOD, presented its last SoundWalk. Just as Russolo’s seminal declaration strove to open new ways of perceiving, FLOOD pursued similar aspirations through SoundWalk, which created a platform to raise awareness of and appreciation for sound art. The event grew to include a mix of local, national and international artists, and the community experienced inspiring aesthetic sensibilities and approaches.

After ten years of producing SoundWalk, FLOOD believed it was time for a change. Deciding to expand beyond the aural towards more synaesthetic modes of presentation and perception, FLOOD began planning PUMP, a multi-sensory event coming in October of 2017, which will offer opportunities for cognitive boundaries to dissolve and senses to converge.

Following the final SoundWalk, however, sound artists and art professionals perceived a vacuum. They had lost a high-profile event that introduced mainstream communities to sound art, a form often relegated to the margins. In response, Amy Eriksen, Executive Director of Angels Gate Cultural Center, approached FLOOD with the proposition of starting soundpedro. Angels Gate is fertile ground for this endeavor. In 1998, the venue had initiated experiments in the area of sound that would move out of San Pedro and lead to the creation of the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) in Los Angeles.

Ear Meal Webcast, Terry Braunstein & MLuM, Aught/Collective Hot Tomorrows, and Elouise Walker will continue to exhibit at Angels Gate Cultural Center from June 3rd through 19th.