Sonic Innovations (opening)
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Sonic Innovations (opening)

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Open your ears.

Sonic Innovations continues to expand Caramoor’s programming with an annual exhibition of sound art, curated by Stephan Moore, from artists working with sonic materials outside the traditions of concert music. Each artist has drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that is mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site’s unique characteristics — be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or natural.

Opening in June! Free and open during Box Office hours and on concert days this summer.

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Nafisi Yako ni ya Kijani consists of a handmade white oak rocking chair and sound vessels suspended in nearby trees. When in use, the rocker signals the sound vessels and the sonic landscape shifts toward East Africa. The sounds are a combination of composed works, field recordings, birdsong, and conversation. All the birds in the piece are from the region in Tanzania where the artist’s late father grew up. Many of them sound remarkably like Caramoor residents and the blending of the two worlds is intentional. His late mother’s influence is also palpable since she was an artist and deeply supported his creative endeavors. The piece is a reflection on the the way loss transforms over time. It is a celebration of those relationships, what we leave behind and what we carry forward when our loved ones are no longer here. Nafasi Yako... was originally commissioned by Montalvo Arts Center.

https://www.caramoor.org/visit/sonic-innovations/#Kitundu

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Now Hear This
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Now Hear This

Now Hear This! features five newly commissioned site-specific works of sound-based art by distinguished national and local artists Taraneh HemamiWalter KitunduHugh LivingstonShane A. Myrbeck & Emily Shisko, and Stephen Vitiello. Drawing inspiration from Montalvo’s natural and manmade environments, participating artists will present immersive soundscapes and interactive sound sculptures that invite visitors to experience Montalvo’s grounds in new ways and listen more attentively to the world and one another. The exhibition also features Soundings, a curated guided walk that invites visitors to explore Montalvo’s grounds while listening to work by Lucas Artist Composer Fellows and visiting musical artists. 

Now Hear This! is presented as part of the Lucas Artists Program’s Art on the Grounds initiative at Montalvo Arts Center. Art on the Grounds is a commissioning and exhibition program providing artists with opportunities to develop and present works of art in the context of a 175-acre public park.

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Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

The Key Room: Opening

 Illustration: Kitundu

Illustration: Kitundu

Join us for the opening day of Headlands’ new site-specific installation and visitor resource center by Bay Area artist Carrie Hott (AIR ’14). Explore the in’s and out’s of this new commission as you take a self-guided exploration of Headlands with prompts written by Walter Kitundu (AIR ’08), Constance Hockaday, and Scott Oliver (AIR ’09), listen to true stories told by Holly Blake (staff, 1988–present), Phoebe Brookbank (AIR ’88), Sarah Fran Wisby (AIR ’14), Mark Thompson (AIR ’86), and others, and view a display of over 600 objects from Headlands’ history. Hearty provisions will be sold all day in the Mess Hall Café.

http://www.headlands.org/the-key-room/opening

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