Performances


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Audio Ballerinas

Benoit Maubrey/ Audio Gruppe
The Audio Ballerinas (2010) use light sensors that enable them to produce sounds as they dance.
Thursday, September 16th, 6:45-8:15pm. Friday, September 17th, during AbsoluteZER0. Saturday, September 18th, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 5:00pm & 7:00pm.

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Flood Tide: Remixed

Todd Chandler
Flood Tide: Remixed is a composition of footage from Flood Tide set to a live soundtrack written and performed by Dark Dark Dark. Thursday, September 16, 9:00pm and Sunday, September 19, 3:30pm at the Empire Drive-In inside South Hall. FREE with admission to South Hall (South Hall multi-day admission is $5).

Into the Trees

Zoë Keating and Robert Hodgin
Composition for the ears meets composition for the eyes in an organic, evolving world of sight and sound.
Saturday, September 18, 10:30pm at the Empire Drive-In inside South Hall. FREE with admission to South Hall (South Hall multi-day admission $5).

Courtesy of the artists.

Symbiotic Robotic/Human Ensemble

KarmetiK Collective & Abhinaya Dance Company are collaborating on a musical performance where musicians, dancers, and robots perform side by side.

Live Music at AbsoluteZER0

AbsoluteZER0 is a street festival where the public can engage with art, music, science, and technology in new ways outside on city streets.
Two stages of live music. All ages. Free and open to the public.

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Midnight Concert Series

Three midnight concerts by contemporary sound artists will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at midnight inside one of San Jose’s historic venues, Trinity Cathedral.

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Possible landscape (for Donald Judd)

Steve Roden
Possible Landscape (for Donald Judd) is created using field recordings gathered in Marfa, TX; as well as live acoustic objects, electronic objects and instruments, voice, and electronic processing.
Friday, September 17th, 12:00 am, Midnight Concert Series at Trinity Cathedral.

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Requiem for fossil fuels

O+A
Requiem for fossil fuels, written and performed by O+A with four singers, is a unique setting of the Requiem Mass offered to a world struggling to reconcile its utter dependence on fossil fuels with the coming end of oil, coal, and peat.
Saturday, September 18th, 9:00pm, St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

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A Season In Hell

Randall Packer
A Season in Hell (2010) is a historical portrait of political and social turmoil in the post-9/11 era, a hallucinatory spectacle of America as a vision of Hell. Friday, 9/17/10-Saturday, 9/18/10, 2pm & 8pm and Sunday, 9/19/10, 2pm.

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Stephen Vitiello with guest, Molly Berg

Stephen Vitiello
The performance will draw on materials from the duo’s CD, The Gorilla Variations as well as new material related to Vitiello’s trip to Fort McMurray, Canada in search of the elusive Aurora Borealis.
Saturday, September 18th, 12:00am, Midnight Concert Series, Trinity Cathedral.

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untitled composition for piano, field recordings, sine waves

Olivia Block
Olivia will perform a solo composition using the piano, small portable speakers, mallets, and other small objects as “preparations.”
Thursday, September 16th, 12:00am, Midnight Concert Series, Trinity Cathedral.