I don’t know how Soundcrawl director and co-founder Kyle Baker does it. I have enough trouble organizing a one day festival. Soundcrawl 2012’s schedule spans five continuous days! And every single event is a major attraction for lovers of sound art and avant garde music.
As the Soundcrawl home page states, “Soundcrawl is a sound art and new media organization presenting works by best and brightest new media artists and composers in a unique ‘opt in’ gallery format. Since 2009 we’ve received 450+ works by 90 composers in 43 countries on 6 continents, and presented 72 to audiences in Nashville, Tennessee.”
Check out our 2011 interview with Kyle Baker. The really cool thing about Soundcrawl is that it’s interlocked with the October 6th First Saturday Art Crawl. As you roam from gallery to gallery, you’ll discover sound stations playing Soundcrawl official selections.
But this year, that’s just the beginning. Here’s the schedule of events:
Saturday Oct 6th
First Saturday Art Crawl, 6-8pm The Arcade
Tracy Silverman, 9:30pm Brick Factory
Sunday Oct 7th
Soundcrawl: Art of the Future, 5PM – 8PM
Monday Oct 8th
Soundcrawl Presents Benton-C Bainbridge & Tony Youngblood, 7PM
Tuesday Oct 9th
Soundcrawl Presents Tim Hinck, 7PM – 9PM
Wednesday Oct 10th
Soundcrawl Presents Robbie Lynn Hunsinger, 7PM – 9PM
I’m really looking forward to Robbie Hunsinger‘s performance. The Facebook event page states, “This concert will feature opportunities for audience participation along with several premieres: a duet for arduino and soprano sax, a composition for alto sax and vocoder, and a multimedia composition for two English Horns and Bass. This last piece is her third project in a multimedia series based on source material captured from a canoe in Ebenezer Creek, an eerie, historic black water swamp in Georgia. This will be Hunsinger’s first composition for multiple player interactive multimedia and each player will independently control imagery in real-time.”
There’s also video artist Benton C Bainbridge‘s collaboration with some young ruffian. 😉
That event’s Facebook event page states, “An evening of FastMappin’; wherein video artist extrodinaire Benton-C will map projections onto what you bring while Tony Youngblood provides mind-expanding musical accompaniment. Put it in the Beam and Benton-C will Map it.” Guaranteed fun.
There’s also electric violinist extraordinaire Tracy Silverman (whom Terry Riley liked so much he wrote a symphony for), digital media manipulator Tim Hinck, and the carnivalesque symposium known as Art of the Future:
Grab your interesting friends and head down to downtown for a great night of sounds and wonders as Soundcrawl presents Art of the Future, an eclectic mix of live performances and innovative media installations in a carnival atmosphere. Stroll through cutting edge new media from 5 until 8pm: interact with a video, listen to sound art from a world away, tweak the knobs on a sound sculpture, lose yourself in an electric haze of sound from accomplished performers, take in new visual art, experience what’s possible when imagination and technology mix.
Every event except the Art Crawl is happening at my favorite Nashville creative space Brick Factory Nashville. Don’t miss it!
Joe Nolan wrote a great SoundCrawl preview over at the Nashville Scene.
Brick Factory Nashville
(Inside Cummins Station)
209 10th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203