Color + Form + Frequency is a multimedia event featuring live music, video, film, and original instruments curated by composer, musician, sound artist, and instrument builder David Molina.
The evening features electronic musician and instrument builder Garrett La Fever. He collaborated with Molina in the construction of the instrument and installation piece Memory Web, which also features reactive video art by Mickey Tachibana. Approximately 80% of the instrument was built using materials found at salvage yards. It features 28 piano strings and resonant metal and wooden body parts. Upon playing the Memory Web, the strings trigger and manipulate the video images. Visitors describe the improvised performances on Memory Web as haunting, dark, meditative, future-primitive, Japanese sounding, and industrial trance inducing experiences.
In collaboration with live sound created by Joshua Churchill, John Davis will present a two channel film projection utilizing analyst film projectors, which allows Davis to control both the speed and direction of the film. Performing as a cohesive unit, the two create densely layered, yet expansive, environments of image and sound.
The closing performance of the evening will be experimental filmmaker Anna Geyer. Molina and Geyer will perfor Lost and Found, a live film and soundtrack. Geyer processes 16mm film by hand to create dreamy degraded images and color fields, which are both evocative and nostalgic. She then takes the film and cuts them into loops of various lengths. For Color + Form + Frequency, she will mix the loops by hand on 4 modified projectors while Molina performs an improvised soundtrack on various acoustic and electronic instruments, and found objects.
Tickets: $8 pre sale, $10 at the door
All ages welcome.
Feb 24, 2013
Show: 7pm to 9pm
Asterisk San Francisco Magazine + Gallery
3156 24th Street San Francisco, CA
(at shotwell and 24th)
Joshua Churchill is a San Francisco based cross-disciplinary artist whose immersive site-specific sound and light work takes the form of both installation and performance, very often blurring the line between the two. Utilizing resonant frequency drones, field recordings, and processed acoustic and electric musical instrumentation, Churchill’s works explore the aesthetic, emotive, and structural qualities of the environments in which they are situated. http://joshuachurchill.com
John Davis is an Oakland based artist who works with moving images and sound, expanding their relationships through experimentation, chance, collaboration and improvisation. Current performance work investigates various sound and image delivery systems, their material bi-products, and the range of sensory possibilities that exists between them. http://www.noiseforlight.com
is an award winning experimental filmmaker and writer. Her films have screened in many festivals internationally. A fascination with non-traditional methods of both production and presentation is apparent in her work. Camera-less, non-representational work has been the emphasis of much her recent effort, although she frequently describes her work as, “experimental with a narrative bent”. Live three projector loop sets performed in collaboration with local musician David Molina encompass the technology of the past and present and include abstract imagery, live action work and degraded imagery of the digital age. She teaches cinema classes at both City College of San Francisco and Solano Community College.
Garret La Fever
is an electronic musician, sound artist, and instrument builder. He founded Polar an experimental glitch duo which released a few albums on the Katabatik Label. He performed in many concerts and studio collaborations with Molina, Tachibana, and the Drum machine Museum.
Tokyo born video artist and electronic musician Mickey T is the founder of the Drum Machine Museum in San Francisco. He has also produced 20 iconic real-time documentary films about audio/visual performances, including works with Joan Jeanrenaud/Scott Pagano, Kenji Williams/Spot, Mark Pistel/Warren Stringer. He did a video piece for Kronos Quartet's Visual Music. He is the Japanese editor of ‘vE-"jA, book about 40 top VJ's around the world.
Recent credits include: video for USF P.A.S.J. production of Woyzeck (Director Roberto Varea), video development and live projection for Violeta Luna's A Body Parted, and video art for Memory Web.
has composed, performed, recorded, mixed, and designed sound for theatre, video, film, dance, performance art, radio, and multimedia productions for the past 17 years.
He worked with numerous bay area theatre companies, performing arts venues, and educational institutes, large and small, as well as several regional companies and institutes through out the U.S.
San Francisco/bay area: Campo Santo, USF, YBCA, ACT MFA program, Intersection For the Arts, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Magic Theatre (resident sound designer & Composer 1997 to 2003), The Lab, Theatre Artuad, Counter Pulse, A Traveling Jewish Theater, Soap Stone Theater Company, Teatro Jornalero, Transparent Theater, SOMarts, and MCCLA.
Nationally: Cal Arts, ASU, CTG L.A., Yale Rep, and SSU.
Internationally: Recoleta, Buenos Aires; MXM in Cordoba; El Galpon, Lima; Teatro Yuyachcani, Lima; Volar Distinto, and Zazu Lounge, Cusco; Centro Cultural de Bellas Artes, Lima.
He collaborated with La Fever and Tachibana on Memory Web, an original instrument and interactive sound/video installation presented at SOMARTS, SF Fine Arts Fair, PAI, and Vessel Gallery.
Utopia/Nightmare: The American Dream with Victor Cartagena at MACLA;
Homenaje a Roque Dalton with Cartagena at Oakland Museum;
worksby Cause Collective at Oakland Museum Of California and Sundance Film Festival. Homage to Musee Mecanique with Susie Valdez at MCCLA.
Film, TV, & Video:
PBS documentaries: Light In the Darkness: NIOT III, and Class Actions;
Jeff Diehl’s Spots Uknown; Ball Lightening written by Barry Gifford; Tolleson Design branding videos for Coalesse, KQED’s Spark; the films of Anna Geyer,several web videos for N.I.O.T.; & Unity Lab.
Radio: KPFA, KUSF, TACA Airlines.
Molina is a founding member of the interdisciplinary troupe Secos Y Mojados (2009 Creative Capital & 2011 Wattis grantees, and 2007 invited artists to Hemispheric Institutes “Encuentros” in Argentina) He often collaborates with theatre director Roberto Varea and performance artist Violeta Luna, both with which Molina’s work has toured nationally and internationally. He and Chris Webb won a 2009 L.A. Ovation Award for their music and sound design to Lydia at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, and which was also produced at Yale Rep. From 2000 to 2004 he was sound engineer and resident artist for the Drum Machine Museum, and helped produce shows featuring artists such as Kronos Quartet, Joan Jean Renaud, Mark Pistel, Jimmy Edgar, & Mochi Pet. His current bands are Earthlike and Impuritan. His music and other bands Ghosts and Strings and Transient are available on Resting Bell (Berlin), Dorog Records (Peru), Black Note Music (USA), or through his own D.I.Y. releases.