soundpedro 2019: Bees of the Dead
wikiGong will perform once again in SoCal with an extended ensemble wearing environmentally-generated audio. Jacob‘s long fascination with apiculture–he is an active member of the Long Beach Beekepers–and our incipient dread of the impact of species collapse suggested our theme for soundpedro 2019.
Blessings for the Bees of the Dead is a sound art performance:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
6:00 — 10:00 pm
Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, California 90731
Return to San Pedro 2018
Though we’ve been a bit tardy updating these news pages, wikigong has been busy enough. Following the last Long Beach Soundwalk, we appeared at FLOOD’s 2017 soundpedro event. We’re back in 2018, presenting a collection of wind-driven instruments on the hills overlooking Angels Gate.
Aeolus Woke invokes the Greek keeper of the winds, summoning sound from various objects in the series. For this appearance we will show and sound a variety of self-orienting wind harps we’ve been working on.
Update June 5, 2018:
And now after the fact, find the video here.
We’ll be doing it again for SoundWalk Long Beach’s tenth (and final!) year, October 5 2013. Our statement, for the record:
Requiem is wikiGong’s elegy on the sound of the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Scheduled for demolition 2016, soon to fall silent beside its replacement, even a civil engineering landmark is ephemeral.
More on the blog pages….
More photos than you can shake a stick at on Jacob’s Flickr page…
We’re working on our entry—Oracle du Jour is just one possibility—and will post more blogs, images, and sounds as they emerge. Stay tuned….
So many projects
As if we’d recovered from SoundWalk 2011…. We’ve still had a lot going on, it just hasn’t made it up here yet:
- The Sundial Bridge—Santiago Calatrava’s bit of spun sugar in Redding, California— was assayed briefly in June 2012. A travelogue will follow as soon as there’s time, but the photos were more dramatic than the sound that day. Popular place!