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San Francisco, California 94103

Animals have something to say. And they’re pissed. Animosity brings the Animal Kingdom into the forest, exploring the life and death of our creatures. Composer Cheryl Leonard performs music voicing the catastrophic decline of Adélie penguin colonies near Palmer Research Station in Antarctica. Leonard will premiere three compositions that address how rising temperatures along the western Antarctic Peninsula, which change weather patterns, diminish sea ice and morph ecosystems, are causing the localized extinction of Adélie penguins. Works will be performed live on stage by a small ensemble playing amplified natural objects, including the bones, shells and stones she collected in Antarctica, together with field recordings from Palmer Station. Leonard will conduct an artist talk about her work after the performances.

Multimedia artist Elise Baldwin presents her intermedia piece Chimera, part of the Ambit series, a group of live audiovisual turntable performances. The series focuses thematically on the circular nature of memory and the decomposition of physical presence over time.

Norwegian Sound Artist Elin Øyen Vister summons the sounndscapes and the decline of the pelagic seabirds Kittywakem Puffin and Guillemot in the Røst Archipelago in Northern Norway to our shores. With extensive time, research and recordings in the area, Vister investigates a haunting reality for the species.

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Official Website: http://www.projectsoundwave.com

Added by MEDIATE Network on June 28, 2010

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