Sound Safari E, F, G








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Holiday Photobooth



em wolfman is a great venue.

i set up my overhead projector and tried out my particle tray for the first time.

Next time I would produce a sign so peeps know what’s up. Maybe it should light up too

Local media artist and friend Ben Lerchin attended the booth with his DSLR. photos from that soon to be posted here.


The beads ads are a fascinating orange but the projection is stunning in its pointillism feel


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ASMR with Katarina at C4NM

Short post: ASMR show at the center for new music in Sf, 111417

binaural recording yet to be uploaded


audience wore headphones I played videos and talked about ASMR and my process, handed out booklets I made for the event

live fb vid posted below


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Dance Therapy/Playback

This was at the Periwinkle Palace, for their monthly Performance Primer. The Periwinkle Palace is the only exclusively performance art and dance DIY venue in Oakland.

This was the first time I did Dance Therapy/Playback with the overhead projector. Looking at it now, it seems a little distracting, but I like it anyways.

Before the piece began, I went around to everyone in the room and asked them to write down the best part of their week and the worst part of their week. Since it was a Saturday, no one said anything about nothing happening yet. The receipt roll paper was an excellent choice, giving the participant an opportunity to write as much as they wanted. I didn’t get any that were surprisingly long.

For more on The process of developing this piece:

Dance Therapy Notes and Performance | Katablog

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Sound Safari D

I enjoyed the Sound Safaris so much that I decided I want to keep going. Whenever I find a sound that is intriguing, I send a message to my collaborator. Later, I assemble the sounds and blindly layer them.

Sound Safari (2017)
is a sound collage format
using found and personally recorded sounds

Birdsong with memory of a broken engine (0237)
Cat talk (0238)
Deaf cat is so excited every day when she realises her human is home (0239)
Husky puppy sounds like Chewbacca (0241)
A washing machine on a trampoline (0242)
Man slapping lap (0244)
Whalesong (0248)
Samoan Firefighters worship the lord while marching (0251)
Cat squeaks (0252)
Very talkative kitty! (0253)
All Planet Sounds (and Pluto) from Space (0254)
The sound of two black holes colliding (0255)

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Sound Safari A, B and, C

I played these videos with a verbal introduction of the samples at 3x, which is a performance series put on by New Life, curated by Jacob Kahn.

In each of these tracks, each sample is played once in the five minutes with the corresponding assigned numeral on the display.

cat snoring, tabby, fat, eyes half open (0181)
puppy yapping (0182)
pug with a bone in its mouth (0183)
toy poodle mawing? (0184)
terrier mawing (0185)
pitbull bark talking (0186)
compilation of this video “these dogs make the weirdest sounds (0187)
this baby has the best laugh ever (0188)
the sound of someone missing you terribly (it’s a cat) (0189)
howl of baby beagle (0191)
an angry bunny growling for attention after being pet (0192)
two lynx on a road in Maine (0193)

dog sneezing and guy laughing (0194)
bird uses tools to tap out rhythm (0195)
toddler laughing while ostrich eats food out of a cup (0196)
what baby rhinos sound like when they want more food (0197)
crickets chirping slowed down and pitched up (0199)
baby sloths (0200)
radio emissions (0201)
jupiter’s electromagnetic voices (0203)
April 9 1860 the first recorded sound: someone singing the words Au Clair de Lune, Pierrot repondit (0204)
little red foxes barking (0205)
cat noises– purrs and nya nyas (0208)
ring modulator/warmer (0210)
my dad and his wife sleeping in a hospital (0210)

the deepest meow in the world (0211)
kulning– ancient swedish herding call (0212)
dachshund reunited with a favorite piggy toy he hasn’t seen in 5 years (0214)
this dog has the most ferocious bark (0215)
puppy sings itself to sleep (0216)
otters playing free jazz on a casio keyboard (0220)
lynx purr (0221)
when a baby carcacal is hungry it screams for food (0222)
a playful arctic fox laughs when its human laughs (0223)
disco the parakeet, a very verbal budgie (0224)
knock at the center of the universe (tulsa) (0225)
britain’s new plastic polymer currency unexpectedly works as a needle for vinyl records (0226)
dawn chorus on reefs, fish (0227)
Sea Organ in Croatia (0229)
night sounds in boulder creek mountains (0231)

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Dance Playback


One of the most successful Dance Playbacks, performed at WIP Open Mic (sep 24), hosted by Fenner at the Flight Deck. Dance Playback is a piece where I ask the audience what was the best part about your week and the worst. This time I asked them to write it down and put it in a box. During the piece I pulled out pieces of paper and read what they wrote and then danced (think more like charades). It was interesting seeing how they interpreted the instructions. Some peeps wrote down best and worst on the same piece of paper. Not wrong. Some peeps wrote that their best/worst was the same thing, for example, a job interview. Very curious.

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