calendar of events: 2017

!EXTENDED! to October 22 // 2nd annual sound installation festival
Fridays 4–6 pm, Sundays 1–4 pm, and by appointment
*CYMBAL BATHS -- now offered at the close of installation hours:
Fridays at 6pm / Sundays at 4pm

*Tom Hamilton’s "City of Vorticity" -- an ongoing participatory “aural score” with an open invitation for any individual musician to interact with the soundscape by performing with it.
See below for more information on the Installations
and on Cymbal Baths.

October 7, 7 pm //
Cymbal Bath Meditation

Boston-based ambient soundscape artist Matt Samolis presents a rare opportunity to experience, live at the Cannery, this unique brand of meditative drone study.
Drawn from years of work with bowed cymbals and tuned steel rods, Cymbal Bath performances are offered not only as a concert but as an opportunity for meditative practice as well. Audience are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and take advantage of the informal couch seating and floor space. Matt Samolis is founding member of the Bowed Metal Music duo, which can be heard on the Innova label, and for free on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Additional Cymbal Baths will be available by appointment.

soundcloud and Matt Samolis

august 26 – october 15 // 2nd annual sound installation festival

hours: Fridays 4–6 pm, Sundays 1–4 pm, and by appointment

On opening night performances of Gustavo and Gaelyn Aguilar's Absence of Answers are scheduled every 15 minutes from 5:30 to 7 pm RSVP’s are encouraged.


Ranjit Bhatnagar

still spaces

commissioned for the Asian American Arts Alliance's Locating the Sacred Festival in 2012 is an installation about contemplation and stillness, in which the soundscape is controlled by the movement of incense smoke, and any breath or movement will disturb the smoke and disrupt the sound.

Zach Poff + N.B. Aldrich

Witnesses: Trikaya

the latest in a series of installations where a group of electronic Buddhist chant-boxes create a spontaneous sound composition in response to projected images.

Ranjit Bhatnagar and Anne Hollænder

Water the Sounds

a site-specific installation and improvisation responding to our emotions of despair due to climate change. We wish to invoke feelings of urgency, by creating a relation between action and music: in the space, self-playing reed instruments swell and breathe music composed on-site as visitors interact with water and organisms collected from the bay.

Gustavo and Gaelyn Aguilar

Absence of Answers

loosely based on Phillip Dicks's novel, Ubik, and the Krsk nuclear submarine tragedy, Absence of Answers is a mini-opera for two performers and multi-media.
Leslie Ross

tide wave

a quadraphonic installation where each change from mud flats to high tide and back is transformed into corresponding and overlapping soundwaves

Support is provided by SPACE Gallery through The Kindling Fund.

2nd opening september 9 // 6:00 pm, concert 7:30 pm

Admission: $5–$15 suggested donation

Andrea Goodman, Steve Norton and Matt Somalis are some of the soloists who will perform a concert version of Tom Hamilton's City of Vorticity before it goes up as an installation.

Additional installations added:

Tom Hamilton

City of Vorticity

a constantly changing electronic sound environment, and a constantly changing, sequence of improvising soloists or recordings who interact with this electronic sound before it goes up as an installation.

Thessia Machado

photosonic scouts

a sound installation with modified greeting-card sound modules, found speakers, custom electronics, video projection

Support is provided by SPACE Gallery through The Kindling Fund.