This lineup brings together faculty, students, and alumni from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) who approach sound from a uniquely architectural perspective. Whereas experimental music has typically explored the qualities of the medium of sound itself, these architects, designers, and philosophers explore how sound is capable of revealing the world, both the actual and the virtual. Through a combination of video and sound—3D and 2D modeling, sculpture machine learning, field recording, and synthesis—these artists examine how sound can enhance our physical interactions with objects, reveal the spacial interiors of buildings, and help us understand architecture as a temporal (rather than a purely spatial) form. Working at the intersection of architecture and sound performance, they exemplify how sound art can uniquely reveal the world, moving it beyond its usual preoccupation with medium.
The Quarantine Concerts are a collaborative endeavor meant to provide artists a space to share their work and continue to earn a living during this time when most live performance opportunities have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We believe in the necessity of art during difficult moments like these, and feel fortunate to live in a time when loss of mobility does not have to mean loss of community. Thank you for being here.
Southern California Institute of Architecture
9:00pm Daniel Tovar
9:20pm Jonthan Ong
9:30pm F. Myles Sciotto
9:50pm Amparito Martinez
10:00pm the2vvo (Eldar Tagi & Lena Pozdnyakova)
10:30pm Julian Basurto
Suggested donation of $5/evening – think of it like paying cover to a concert! 100% of the donations contributed during each performance go to the artists who played that night.