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Schedule

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TO DO & NOTICE - MAY 1994 _________________________________________________________________

May 28

Compose Yourself Special Exhibition and Summer Festival Through September 5

Compose Yourself, a three-month-long festival of sound and music, includes over 45 interactive exhibits on sound, hearing, and music, along with a fascinating selection of performances, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations. See below for daily events.

On the Pinball Machine, one of the exhibits in the Compose Yourself exhibition, you can arrange a collection of moveable objects and then "play" them by shooting balls into the collection.

Compose Yourself

"When Is It Finished?" Sound Studio Demonstration Sound Studio, 11am

Miguel Frasconi will lead audiences through the composition process using voices from the audience as the primary sound source. The session will end with a discussion of what makes the piece feel either complete or unfinished.

Compose Yourself

"Body Surveillance" Performance McBean Theater, 2pm

Artists Billie Lynn and Beth Custer will create an interactive performance using amplified biofeedback machines hooked up to the performer's body. Viewers will be able to interact with the performance via peripheral microphones and galvanic skin response.

Compose Yourself

"Instrument Building with Mr. Sound Magic" Interactive Performance/Workshop Sound Studio, 3pm

Darrell DeVore leads people of all ages into the world of listening and original instrument building with materials such as bamboo, film cannisters, rubber bands, and plastic foam. _________________________________________________________________

May 29

Compose Yourself "Microtonality" Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am

Greg Higgs demonstrates a software program that allows visitors to hear and understand tunings such as those used by Albanian bagpipes, Indian sarods, African mbiras, and the harmonies of the ancient Greeks.

Compose Yourself

"Body Surveillance" Performance McBean Theater, 2pm See May 28.

Artists Billie Lynn and Beth Custer will create an interactive performance using amplified biofeedback machines hooked up to the performer's body. Viewers will be able to interact with the performance via peripheral microphones and galvanic skin response.

Compose Yourself

"The Sound of Silents" Workshop Sound Studio, 3pm

Brenda Hutchinson leads workshops on creating sound effects for silent movies and cartoons. Audiences will also be able to create cameraless animation by drawing on clear film and adding sound to their creations. _________________________________________________________________

May 30

Compose Yourself "The Terrain Reader" Sound Studio Demonstration Sound Studio, 11am

Hear what the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, and the Bay Area "sound" like. Facilitators demonstrate Bill Thibault and Scott Gresham-Lancaster's algorithmic compositional tool which uses topographical information to create musical pieces.

Compose Yourself

"Body Surveillance" Performance McBean Theater, 2pm

Artists Billie Lynn and Beth Custer will create an interactive performance using amplified biofeedback machines hooked up to the performer's body. Viewers will be able to interact with the performance via peripheral microphones and galvanic skin response.

Compose Yourself

"Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines" Performance/Demonstration Sound Studio, 3pm

Danongan (Danny) Kalanduyan invites audiences to learn compositional techniques, cultural customs, and Maguindanao and Maranao tribal musical styles from the Southern Philippines. _________________________________________________________________

May 31

Compose Yourself "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops" Interactive Performance Sound Studio, 3pm

Pamela Z will conduct the public in a compositional game called "The Human Synthesizer." People will learn basic elements of sound including timbre, pitch, and amplitude. She will also be experimenting with "Human Delay Loops" to create spontaneous group vocal pieces. _________________________________________________________________

Upcoming

Members Only Compose Yourself

Watch for a special private Members Night at the exhibit/festival in June. _________________________________________________________________

June 1-3

Compose Yourself Performances & Demonstrations Sound Studio, 3pm Electric skis or rocking chairs as instruments? Found sound objects? Laying down sound tracks, and the sounds of rocks, paper and scissors are among the possibilities you'll find. _________________________________________________________________

June 3-5, 12, 17-19

Vox Mundi

The Exploratorium presents Vox Mundi (World Voice), the vast expression of the human voice, from North India, Tibet, Thailand, Russia, Uganda, Turkey, and Brazil. Performers include Padit Pran Nath, Terry Riley, Shweta Javeri, Luisah Teish, Tito Sompa, James Makubuya, Jai Uttal, Bira Almeira, Silvia Nakkach, Michael Knapp, Yasha, Janis Mattox and The Good Sound Band, Shabda Owens, and the tenth-century music of Hildegaard Von Bingen. Offered in conjunction with Compose Yourself, the Exploratorium's festival of sound and music, Vox Mundi includes evening concerts, afternoon workshops and demonstrations, a special Sunday afternoon children's concert, films and a CD-ROM showcase. Produced for the Exploratorium by performing artist Silvia Nakkach. For information and reservations call the Exploratorium's Performance Hot Line at (415) 561-0361. _________________________________________________________________

June 4 & 5

Compose Yourself & Vox Mundi Weekend Demonstrations and Workshops Sound Studio, 11am, 3pm Mornings, Miguel Frasconi will demonstrate the process of composition, and Jason Reinier will help audiences explore patterns in the sounds of nature. Afternoons, Vox Mundi workshops on the voice will be presented by Sylvia Nakkach and Luisah Teish.

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TO DO & NOTICE JUNE 94

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June 1

Interactive Sound Studio Special Exhibition and Summer Festival Through September 5

A three-month-long festival of sound and music (previously known as Compose Yourself), which includes over 40 interactive exhibits on sound, hearing, and music, 202 performances, workshops, and demonstrations. All events are free with museum admission. See below for daily schedule and details on an associated international music series, Vox Mundi. Programming is subject to change. Please call the Performance Hot Line at (415) 561-0361 to confirm times of specific events.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Electric Skis," 3pm

Create a composition especially for electric skis. _________________________________________________________________

June 2

Sound Studio Demonstration "Styles With Myles," 3pm

Myles Boisen helps audiences create compositions by laying down tracks for compositional choices such as rhythm, melody, and form. _________________________________________________________________

June 3

Sound Studio Demonstration "Composing in Veracruz," 3pm

Find out about son cuaretas, decimas, sextillas, and the traditional son jarocho.

Vox Mundi Concert "Interactive Voices, Visions, and Strings" McBean Theater, 8pm

Vox Mundi features the vast expression of the human voice through concerts, afternoon workshops, and demonstrations. Opening night features Thai Monks performing sacred blessings and Silvia Nakkach and the voices and strings by Mondo XS and special guest vocalists. Tickets to Vox Mundi concerts are $10 - $12. Workshops and demonstrations are free with museum admission. Call the Performance Hot Line at (415) 561-0361 for concert reservations. _________________________________________________________________

June 4

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rock, Paper, Scissors," 11am

Coaxing compositions from basic physical materials such as rocks, glass, paper, and metal.

Vox Mundi Workshop "The Colors of the Voice" McBean Theater, 3pm

Investigate the range, personality and the dynamics of vocal improvisation and composition, and the voice of story telling, ritual songs, and spirit sounds.

Vox Mundi Concert "Spirit Voices" McBean Theater, 8pm

Featuring Luisah Teish performing spirit sounds, including chants, sounds, and stories from Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, and New Orleans; Titos Sompa from the Congo performs songs to "Clear the Throat" with pan-African group Mbongi.. Tickets $10-12. Call (415) 561-0361 for reservations. _________________________________________________________________

June 5

Sound Studio Demonstration "Listen to Nature Now!" 11am

Explore melody, harmony, and rhythm inherent in sounds ranging from the growl of a lion to the songs of birds.

Vox Mundi Workshop "Finding the Lost Chords" McBean Theater, 3pm

Tuva, Tibetan, and Harmonic singing, with audience participation; Sufi songs and the power of prayer through music, including Turkish, Arabic, and Indian vocals. Traditional instruments of Turkey.

Vox Mundi Concert "In Praise of Love_Devotional Voices" McBean Theater, 8pm

The Trio Chanson (Lynn Morrow, Lark Schumacher, Katy Stephan) plays the music of Hildegaard von Bingen (ca. 1100). Latif Bolat and Yasha perform twelfth-century Turkish and thirteenth-century Sufi songs. Tickets $10-12. Call (415) 561-0361 for reservations. _________________________________________________________________

June 6

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

Compositional techniques, cultural customs, and Maguindanao and Maranao tribal musical styles from the Southern Philippines. _________________________________________________________________

June 7

Sound Studio Performance "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops," 3pm

Learn basic elements of sound including timbre, pitch, and amplitude. Experiment with "Human Delay Loops" to create spontaneous group vocal pieces. _________________________________________________________________

June 8

Sound Studio Demonstration "Electric Skis," 3pm

See June 1. _________________________________________________________________

June 9

Sound Studio Demonstration "In Search of Parameters of Music," 3pm

Found sound objects. Join group rhythmic "jam" sessions and explore unusual meters such as Central Asian and Arabic rhythms. _________________________________________________________________

June 10

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rock, Paper, Scissors," 3pm

See June 4. _________________________________________________________________

June 11

Sound Studio Demonstration "One World to Another," 11am

Compare acoustic (real) sounds with synthetic (virtual) sounds. Experiment with acoustic bells and electronic triggers.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Instrument Building with Mr. Sound Magic," 3pm

Original instrument building with materials such as bamboo, film cannisters, rubber bands, and plastic foam.

Vox Mundi Film Presentation McBean Theater, 3pm

Letter to Peter by Jean Pierre Gorin (1992) documents the Salzburg premier of Saint Francis, Oliver Messiaen's monumental opera directed by Peter Sellars. _________________________________________________________________

June 12

Sound Studio Demonstration "Microtonality," 11am

Hear and understand tunings such as those used by Albanian bagpipes, Indian sarods, African mbiras, and the harmonies of the ancient Greeks.

Vox Mundi Concert "Classical Delights for Children" McBean Theater, 2pm

The Santa Rosa Children's Choir performs a program of songs for children.

Vox Mundi Workshop "The Beauty of Microtonal Singing" McBean Theater, 3pm

Shweta Javeri demonstrates the subtlety of the North Indian classical raga.

Vox Mundi Concert "Sketches of the Soul" McBean Theater, 8pm

Sweta Javeri performs North Indian ragas and devotional songs. Tickets $10-12. Call (415) 561-0361 for reservations. _________________________________________________________________

June 13

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

See June 6. _________________________________________________________________

June 14

Sound Studio Performance "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops," 3pm

See June 7. _________________________________________________________________

June 15

Sound Studio Demonstration "Electric Skis," 3pm

See June 1. _________________________________________________________________

June 16

Sound Studio Demonstration "Styles With Myles," 3pm

See June 2. _________________________________________________________________

June 17

Sound Studio Demonstration "Composing in Veracruz," 3pm

See June 3. _________________________________________________________________

June 18

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rock, Paper, Scissors," 11am

See June 4.

Vox Mundi Workshop "Vocal Dances" McBean Theater, 2pm

James Makubuya demonstrates traditional music of Uganda. Audience participation.

Vox Mundi Film Presentation McBean Theater, 3pm

The Book of Days by Meredith Monk.

Vox Mundi Concert "Dancing and Evoking Voices" McBean Theater, 8pm

Jai Uttal, accompanied by percussionist Jeffrey Gordon, performs multiethnic chants. Bira Almeida and Corpo Santo perform "Viva Bahia." James Makubuya and the Kiyira Ensemble perform traditional Ugandan music. Tickets $10-12. Call (415) 561-0361 for reservations. _________________________________________________________________

June 19

Sound Studio Demonstration "Music Mobile," 11am

An interactive music system which allows the user to "morph" between a large range of musical styles.

Vox Mundi Concert "Gospel Songs" McBean Theater, 1:30pm

The "4 Him" children's group perform a program of gospel songs for children.

Vox Mundi Film Presentation McBean Theater, 2pm

The Music of the Bauls of Bengal, a documentary about Indian street musicians, and The Book of Days by Meredith Monk.

Vox Mundi Concert "Vocal Translations" McBean Theater, 8pm

Shabda Owens performs a modern rendition of vocal music from Tuva, Mongolia, and Tibet. In a rare performance, Terry Riley will sing original songs. Tickets $10-12. Call (415) 561-0361 for reservations.

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June 20

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Terrain Reader", 11am

Hear what the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, and the Bay Area "sound" like with an algorithmic compositional tool which uses topography to create music.

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

See June 6. _________________________________________________________________

June 21

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Infinity of Choice and the Shortness of Time," 11am

The use of "extended" controllers for electronic musical instruments. Explore timbre, form, modulation, and emotion.

Sound Studio Performance "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops, " 3pm

See June 7.

Video Jukebox Special Film Presentation Interactive Sound Studio, 3pm

Reckin' Shop: Live from Brooklyn (directed by Diane Martel, 28 min.) is a portrait of Brooklyn's hiphop culture; Words in Your Face (produced by Alive TV, 3 min.) features John Leguizomo performing a Latin song/poem; and Ed Hones's The Ballad of Dinky and Rascal (1992, 5 min.) is an affectionate tribute to two canine playmates. _________________________________________________________________

June 22

Sound Studio Demonstration "Dance Yourself," 11am

Bob Ostertag demonstrates how he created dance grooves for his record Fear No Love. Come create new pieces for yourself.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Electric Skis, " 3pm

See June 1. _________________________________________________________________

June 23

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Transformations," 11am

Sounds are transformed with a variety of digital and analog techniques.

Sound Studio Demonstration "In Search of Parameters of Music," 3pm

See June 9. _________________________________________________________________

June 24

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rock On," 11am

Rocking chairs are transformed into instruments. Learn to "prepare" the chairs using contact microphones and play them in a short piece.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rock, Paper, Scissors," 3pm

See June 10. _________________________________________________________________

June 25

Sound Studio Demonstration "One World to Another," 11am

See June 11.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Instrument Building with Mr. Sound Magic," 3pm

See June 11. _________________________________________________________________

June 26

Sound Studio Demonstration "Music Mobile," 11am

See June 19.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Call of the Wild," 3pm

A special performance that utilizes sounds from nature. _________________________________________________________________

June 27

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Terrain Reader", 11am

See June 20.

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

See June 6. _________________________________________________________________

June 28

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Infinity of Choice and the Shortness of Time," 11am

See June 21.

Sound Studio Demonstration To be announced, 3pm

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June 29

Sound Studio Demonstration "Dance Yourself," 11am

See June 22.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Electric Skis," 3pm

See June 1. _________________________________________________________________

June 30

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Transformations," 11am

See June 23.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Styles With Myles," 3pm

See June 2.

TO DO & NOTICE JULY 94

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July 1

The Interactive Sound Studio Special Exhibition and Summer Festival Through September 5

A three month long festival of sound and music, includes over 45 interactive exhibits on sound, hearing, and music, and over 202 musical performances, workshops, and demonstrations. All events are free with museum admission. Sponsors include.......See below for daily schedule.

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Rap and Scratch"

Krystina Bobrowski and Robert Holm and Pete Brandt of the Bay Area rap group Probable Cause lead audiences through the art of rap and scratch music making.

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Composing in Veracruz"

Gilberto Guttierez and Eugene Rodriguez leads participants in verse forms for the son cuaretas, decimas, sextillas, etc. and discusses the transformation of the traditional son jarocho. _________________________________________________________________

July 2

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "When is it Finished?"

Miguel Frasconi leads the audience through the composition process and discusses what makes the piece feel complete.

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Sound Magic With Mr. Sound Magic"

Original instrument design with materials such as bamboo, film cannisters, rubber bands, and plastic foam with Darrell DeVore. _________________________________________________________________

July 3

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Listen To Nature Now!"

Jason Reinier will help audiences explore melody, harmony, and rhythm inherent in sounds ranging from the growl of a lion to the songs of birds.

Special Events/Films Disco Karaoke McBean Theater, 1pm

In conjunction with the Interactive Sound Studio, mirror balls, mood lighting and pulsating beats will provide a nightclub ambiance as we turn our theater into a disco karaoke. Take to the stage, step into the spotlight and feel the microphone in your sweaty palms as you express your inner self with soul, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and oldies tunes. We'll provide the laserdisc video backgrounds and lyrics, if you'll bring your undiscovered talent.

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm The Sound of Silents

Brenda Hutchinson leads workshops on creating sound effects for silent movies and cartoons. Audiences will also be able to create cameraless animation by drawing on clear leader and adding sound to their creations. _________________________________________________________________

July 4

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "The Terrain Reader"

Hear what the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake and the Bay Area "sound" like. Facilitators demonstrate Bill Thibault and Scott Gresham-Lancaster's algorithmic compositional tool which uses topographical information to create musical pieces.

The Interactive Sound Studio Performance/ Demonstration, 3pm "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines"

Danongan (Danny) Kalanduyan invites audiences to learn compositional techniques, cultural customs, and Maguindanao and Maranao tribal musical styles from the Southern Philippines. _________________________________________________________________

July 5

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Music Mobile"

Facilitators demonstrate David Wessel and Laetitia Sonami's interactive music system which allows the user to "morph" between a large range of musical styles.

The Interactive Sound Studio Interactive Performance, 3pm "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops"

Pamela Z conducts the public in a compositional game called "The Human Synthesizer." Learn basic elements of sound including timbre, pitch, amplitude, and experiment with "Human Delay Loops" to create spontaneous group vocal pieces. _________________________________________________________________

July 6

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Break a Window"

Bob Ostertag demonstrates how he created music with the sound of rioting as its source.

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Electric Skis"

Ed Osborn performs on electric skiis, then encourages audience participation in creating a composition especially for electric skiis.

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July 7

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Sound Transformations"

Maggi Payne demonstrates how sounds can be transformed from their original sources by using a variety of digital and analog techniques.

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "In Search of Parameters of Music"

Betty Wong leads audiences in discovering the unique attributes of found sound objects. Join group rhythmic "jam" sessions and explore unusual meters such as Central Asian and Arabic rhythms. _________________________________________________________________

July 8

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Rap and Scratch"

See July 1

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Composing in Veracruz"

See July 1 _________________________________________________________________

July 9

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "One World To Another"

Randall Packer compares accoustic (real) sounds with synthetic (virtual) sounds. Experiment with accoustic bells and electronic triggers.

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Sound Magic With Mr. Sound Magic"

See July 2 _________________________________________________________________

July 10

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Music Mobile"

See July 5

Special Events/Films Bouncing Ball Sing-Along McBean Theater, 1pm

In conjunction with the Interactive Sound Studio, sing along with the bouncing ball in an old-fashioned group performance. We'll have Russian Lullabies, Barbershop Quartets, Westerns, Waltzes, South Sea, Scotch, and Jazz melodies! Bring your wind pipes for this rollicking afternoon in the theater. A fun time for young and old alike.

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm The Sound of Silents

See July 3 _________________________________________________________________

July 11

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "The Terrain Reader"

See July 4

The Interactive Sound Studio Performance/ Demonstration, 3pm "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines"

See July 4 _________________________________________________________________

July 12

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "The Infinity of Choice and the Shortness of Time"

Donald Swearingen will lead audiences in the use of "extended" controllers for electronic musical instruments. Explore such musical parameters as timbre, form, modulation and emotion.

The Interactive Sound Studio Interactive Performance, 3pm "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops"

See July 5 _________________________________________________________________

July 13

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Break a Window"

See July 6

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Rock On"

Krystina Bobrowski leads a workshop which transforms rocking chairs into instruments. Audiences will learn to "prepare" the chairs using contact microphones and play them together in a short piece. _________________________________________________________________

July 14

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Sound Transformations"

See July 7

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Styles With Myles"

Myles Boisen helps audiences create compositions by laying down tracks. Participants will explore what compositional choices such as rhythm, melody, and form, determine style. _________________________________________________________________

July 15

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Rap and Scratch"

See July 1

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Rock, Paper, Scissors"

Miguel Frasconi coaxes compositions from materials such as rocks, glass, paper, and metal. _________________________________________________________________

July 16

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "One World To Another"

See July 9

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Sound Magic With Mr. Sound Magic"

See July 2 _________________________________________________________________

July 17

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Listen To Nature Now!"

See July 3

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm The Sound of Silents

See July 3 _________________________________________________________________

July 18

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "The Terrain Reader"

See July 4

The Interactive Sound Studio Performance/ Demonstration, 3pm "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines"

See July 4 _________________________________________________________________

July 19

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Music Mobile"

See July 5

The Interactive Sound Studio Interactive Performance, 3pm "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops"

See July 5 _________________________________________________________________

July 20

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Break a Window"

See July 6

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Rock on"

See July 13 _________________________________________________________________

July 21

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Sound Transformations"

See July 7

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Vocality"

Silvia Nakkach leads audiences in spontaneous choral compositions using the voice as an instrument. _________________________________________________________________

July 22

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Rap and Scratch"

See July 1

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Composing in Veracruz"

See July 1 _________________________________________________________________

July 23

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "When is it Finished?"

See July 2

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Sound Magic With Mr. Sound Magic"

See July 2 _________________________________________________________________

July 24

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Music Mobile"

See July 5

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm The Sound of Silents

See July 3 _________________________________________________________________

July 25

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "The Terrain Reader"

See July 4

The Interactive Sound Studio Performance/ Demonstration, 3pm "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines"

See July 4 _________________________________________________________________

July 26

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "The Infinity of Choice and the Shortness of Time"

See July 12

The Interactive Sound Studio Interactive Performance, 3pm "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops"

See July 5 _________________________________________________________________

July 27

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Break a Window"

See July 6

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Electric Skis"

See July 6 _________________________________________________________________

July 28

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Sound Transformations"

See July 7

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Vocality"

See July 21 _________________________________________________________________

July 29

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Rap and Scratch"

See July 1

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Rock, Paper, Scissors"

See July 15 _________________________________________________________________

July 30

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "One World To Another"

See July 9

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm "Sound Magic With Mr. Sound Magic"

See July 2 _________________________________________________________________

July 31

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 11am "Music Mobile"

See July 5

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Performance/Demonstration, 1pm "Rasamudra"

In a performance by electronic composer Tim Perkis, a computer generates musical phrases using genetic algorithms. Three performer's judgements of what is produced is sent to the computer/composer through foot pedals, as well as communicated to each other by hand gestures. The resulting piece of music is built using these phrases.

The Interactive Sound Studio Sound Studio Demonstration, 3pm The Sound of Silents

See July 3

TO DO & NOTICE AUGUST 1994

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August 1

Interactive Sound Studio Special Exhibition and Summer Festival Through September 5

Break the sound barrier at this festival of sound and music, which includes over 40 interactive exhibits and 202 musical performances, workshops, and demonstrations. All events are free with museum admission. See below for daily schedule.

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Terrain Reader," 11am

Hear what the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, and the Bay Area "sound" like. Facilitators demonstrate Bill Thibault and Scott Gresham-Lancaster's algorithmic compositional tool, which uses topographical information to create musical pieces.

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

Danongan (Danny) Kalanduyan invites audiences to learn compositional techniques, cultural customs, and Maguindanao and Maranao tribal musical styles from the Southern Philippines. _________________________________________________________________

August 2

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Infinity of Choice and the Shortness of Time," 11am

Donald Swearingen will lead audiences in the use of "extended" controllers for electronic musical instruments. Explore such musical parameters as timbre, form, modulation, and emotion.

Sound Studio Performance "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops," 3pm

Pamela Z conducts the public in a compositional game called "The Human Synthesizer." Learn basic elements of sound including timbre, pitch, and amplitude, and experiment with "Human Delay Loops" to create spontaneous group vocal pieces. _________________________________________________________________

August 3

Sound Studio Demonstration "Break a Window," 11am

Bob Ostertag demonstrates how he created music with the sound of rioting as its source.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Electric Skis," 3pm

Ed Osborn performs on electric skis, then encourages audience participation in creating a composition especially for electric skis.

_________________________________________________________________

August 4

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Transformations," 11am

Maggi Payne demonstrates how sounds can be transformed from their original sources by using a variety of digital and analog techniques.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Styles with Myles," 3pm

Myles Boisen helps audiences create compositions by laying down tracks. Participants will explore how compositional choices - such as rhythm, melody, and form - determine style. _________________________________________________________________

August 5

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rap and Scratch," 11am

Krystina Bobrowski, along with Robert Holm and Pete Brandt of the Bay Area rap group Probable Cause, lead audiences through the art of rap and scratch music making.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Composing in Veracruz," 3pm

Gilberto Guttierez and Eugene Rodriguez lead participants in verse forms for the son cuaretas, decimas, sextillas, etc., and discuss the transformation of the traditional son jarocho. _________________________________________________________________

August 6

Sound Studio Demonstration "When Is It Finished?" 11am

Miguel Frasconi leads the audience through the composition process and discusses what makes the piece feel complete.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Magic with Mr. Sound Magic," 3pm

Original instrument design with materials such as bamboo, film cannisters, rubber bands, and plastic foam with Darrell DeVore. _________________________________________________________________

August 7

Sound Studio Demonstration "Listen to Nature Now!" 11am

Jason Reinier will help audiences explore melody, harmony, and rhythm inherent in sounds ranging from the growl of a lion to the songs of birds.

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Sound of Silents" McBean Theater, 3pm

Brenda Hutchinson leads workshops on creating sound effects for silent movies and cartoons. Audiences will also be able to create cameraless animation by drawing on clear film leader and adding sound to their creations. _________________________________________________________________

August 8

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Terrain Reader," 11am

See August 1.

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

See August 1. _________________________________________________________________

August 9

Sound Studio Demonstration "Music Mobile," 11am

Facilitators demonstrate David Wessel and Laetitia Sonami's interactive music system which allows the user to "morph" between a large range of musical styles.

Sound Studio Performance "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops," 3pm

See August 2. _________________________________________________________________

August 10

Sound Studio Demonstration "Break a Window," 11am

See August 3.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Electric Skis," 3pm

See August 3. _________________________________________________________________

August 11

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Transformations," 11am

See August 4.

Sound Studio Demonstration "In Search of Parameters of Music," 3pm

Betty Wong leads audiences in discovering the unique attributes of found sound objects. Join group rhythmic "jam" sessions and explore unusual meters such as Central Asian and Arabic rhythms. _________________________________________________________________

August 12

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rap and Scratch," 11am

See August 5.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rock, Paper, Scissors," 3pm

Miguel Frasconi coaxes compositions from materials such as rocks, glass, paper, and metal. _________________________________________________________________

August 13

Sound Studio Demonstration "One World to Another," 11am

Randall Packer compares acoustic (real) sounds with synthetic (virtual) sounds. Experiment with acoustic bells and electronic triggers.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Magic with Mr. Sound Magic," 3pm

See August 6.

Films/Special Events Scopitone Demonstration Museum floor, 12 noon_5pm

In a special presentation in conjunction with the Interactive Sound Studio exhibition, rock-and-roll expert and record collector Wade Wright brings a Scopitone player to the Exploratorium. The coin-operated Scopitone, which features a revolving carousel of films, and was popular in hotel lobbies, bowling alleys, bus terminals, and cocktail lounges of the 1950s. Based on the idea of a jukebox, but with a visual dimension, the Scopitone showed musicians of the day, from Debbie Reynolds to Neil Sedaka, performing their hit songs. Wright will demonstrate this Music Television precursor and play some tunes including Nancy Sinatra singing "These Boots Are Made for Walking."

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August 14

Sound Studio Demonstration "Music Mobile," 11am

See August 9.

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Sound of Silents" McBean Theater, 3pm

See August 7.

Films/Special Events Scopitone Demonstration Museum floor, 12 noon_5pm

See August 13. _________________________________________________________________

August 15

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Terrain Reader," 11am

See August 1.

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

See August 1. _________________________________________________________________

August 16

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Infinity of Choice and the Shortness of Time," 11am

See August 2.

Sound Studio Performance "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops," 3pm

See August 2. _________________________________________________________________

August 17

Sound Studio Demonstration "Break a Window," 11am

See August 3.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rock On," 3pm

Krystina Bobrowski leads a workshop that transforms rocking chairs into instruments. Audiences will learn to "prepare" the chairs using contact microphones and play together in a short piece. _________________________________________________________________

August 18

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Transformations," 11am

See August 4.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Styles with Myles," 3pm

See August 4. _________________________________________________________________

August 19

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rap and Scratch," 11am

See August 4.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Composing in Veracruz," 3pm

See August 5. _________________________________________________________________

August 20

Sound Studio Demonstration "When Is It Finished?" 11am

See August 6.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Magic with Mr. Sound Magic," 3pm

See August 6. _________________________________________________________________

August 21

Sound Studio Demonstration "Music Mobile," 11am

See August 9.

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Sound of Silents," 3pm

See August 7. _________________________________________________________________

August 22

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Terrain Reader," 11am

See August 1.

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

See August 1. _________________________________________________________________

August 23

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Infinity of Choice and the Shortness of Time," 11am

See August 2.

Sound Studio Performance "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops," 3pm

See August 2. _________________________________________________________________

August 24

Sound Studio Demonstration "Break a Window," 11am

See August 3.

Films/Special Events Video Jukebox Sound Studio, 3pm

Maceo, Demon Drummer from East L.A. (John Esaki, 1993, 43 min.) follows the determined and passionate life of a young Latino from Los Angeles who studies Taiko drumming. Larry Wright (by Ari Marcopoulos and Maja Zruic, 28 min.) shows the amazing percussion of a young street performer playing a plastic bucket. Ear to the Ground (by John Sanborn and Kit Fitzgerald, 5 min.) features drummer David Van Tieghen with New York City as his instrument. _________________________________________________________________

August 25

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Transformations," 11am

See August 4.

Sound Studio Demonstration "In Search of Parameters of Music," 3pm

See August 11. _________________________________________________________________

August 26

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rap and Scratch," 11am

See August 4.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Composing in Veracruz," 3pm

See August 5. _________________________________________________________________

August 27

Sound Studio Demonstration "One World to Another," 11am

See August 13.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Magic with Mr. Sound Magic," 3pm

See August 6. _________________________________________________________________

August 28

Sound Studio Demonstration "Listen to Nature Now!" 11am

See August 7.

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Sound of Silents" McBean Theater, 3pm

See August 7. _________________________________________________________________

August 29

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Terrain Reader," 11am

See August 1.

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

See August 1. _________________________________________________________________

August 30

Sound Studio Demonstration "Music Mobile," 11am

See August 9.

Sound Studio Performance "The Human Synthesizer" and "Human Delay Loops," 3pm

See August 2. _________________________________________________________________

August 31

Sound Studio Demonstration "Break a Window," 11am

See August 3.

Films/Special Events Video Jukebox Sound Studio, 3pm

Song of the Open Road (1993, 58 min.) shows the process by which an AIDS patient creates and performs a powerful and uplifting orchestral score, a requiem for his own death. Entropy & Order (John Sanborn, 3 min.) constructs rhythmic compositions with natural sounds. _________________________________________________________________

September 1

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Transformations," 11am

See August 4.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Styles with Miles," 3pm

See August 4. _________________________________________________________________

September 2

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rap and Scratch," 11am

See August 5.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Composing in Veracruz," 3pm

See August 5. _________________________________________________________________

September 3 Sound Studio Demonstration "When Is It Finished?" 11am

See August 6.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Magic with Mr. Sound Magic," 3pm

See August 6. _________________________________________________________________

September 4

Sound Studio Demonstration "Music Mobile," 11am

See August 9.

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Sound of Silents" McBean Theater, 3pm

See August 7. _________________________________________________________________

September 5

Interactive Sound Studio Special Exhibition and Summer Festival Last Day!

Break the sound barrier on the final day of this festival of sound and music, which includes over 40 interactive exhibits and many events. All events are free with museum admission.

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Terrain Reader," 11am

See August 1.

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines," 3pm

See August 1.

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TO DO & NOTICE SEPTEMBER 1994

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Interactive Sound Studio Special Exhibition and Summer Festival Through September 5

Break the sound barrier at this festival of sound and music, which includes over 40 interactive exhibits and 202 musical performances, workshops, and demonstrations. All events are free with museum admission. See below for daily schedule. _________________________________________________________________

September 1

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Transformations," 11am Maggi Payne demonstrates how sounds can be transformed from their original sources by using a variety of digital and analog techniques.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Styles with Myles, " 3pm Myles Boisen helps audiences create compositions by laying down tracks. Participants will explore how compositional choices - such as rhythm, melody, and form - determine style.

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September 2

Sound Studio Demonstration "Rap and Scratch," 11am Krystina Bobrowski, along with Robert Holm and Pete Brandt of the Bay Area rap group Probable Cause, lead audiences through the art of rap and scratch music making.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Composing in Veracruz," 3pm Gilberto Guttierez and Eugene Rodriguez lead participants in verse forms for the son cuaretas, decimas, sextillas, etc., and discuss the transformation of the traditional son jarocho.

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September 3

Sound Studio Demonstration "When Is It Finished?" 11am Miguel Frasconi leads the audience through the composition process and discusses what makes the piece feel complete.

Sound Studio Demonstration "Sound Magic with Mr. Sound Magic," 3pm Original instrument design, using materials such as bamboo, film cannisters, rubber bands, and plastic foam, with Darrell DeVore.

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September 4

Sound Studio Demonstration "Music Mobile," 11am Facilitators demonstrate David Wessel and Laetitia Sonami's interactive music system, which allows the user to "morph" between a large range of musical styles.

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Sound of Silents" McBean Theater, 3pm Brenda Hutchinson leads workshops on creating sound effects for silent movies and cartoons. Audiences will also be able to create cameraless animation by drawing on clear film leader and adding sound to their creations.

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September 5

Special Exhibition and Summer Festival Interactive Sound Studio Exhibition Closes The final day of this festival of sound and music. Walk to the rear of the museum to discover over 40 interactive musical exhibits and today's many live events (detailed below), all free with museum admission.

Sound Studio Demonstration "The Terrain Reader," 11am Hear what the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, and the Bay Area "sound" like. Facilitators demonstrate Bill Thibault and Scott Gresham-Lancaster's algorithmic compositional tool, which uses topographical information to create musical pieces.

Sound Studio Performance "Melody and Rhythm in Kulintang Music from the Southern Philippines, " 3pm Danongan (Danny) Kalanduyan invites audiences to learn compositional techniques, cultural customs, and Maguindanao and Maranao tribal musical styles from the Southern Philippines.


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