swissnex San Francisco partners with ArtPadSF to bring two Swiss performers to this fair for emerging and contemporary art.
Steffen Schmidt presents Listen to the Heart, soundscapes that incorporate recordings from phonocardiographic, Echocardiograph (Doppler), and musical interpretations of the heart beat.
Snowsteps, a new experimental electronic duo formed by Jorge Bachmann and Yoann Resmond, creates music of contrast that fuses consonance and dissonance, enriched by analog synth modulation and punctuated by glitch interferences. The resulting ambient aural landscapes suggest a dialogue with the natural world, with topographical variety and architectural clarity.
ArtPadSF takes place at the iconic Phoenix Hotel, which transforms into a visual arts destination with over 40 hotel rooms taken over by galleries and curatorial projects.
This event is connected to Feel the Music: Sound and Emotion, a two-day forum on music and the science of how it produces emotion, May 16-17 at swissnex San Francisco.
7:30 pm Listen to the Heart by Steffen Schmidt
9:00 pm Snowsteps, Jorge Bachmann and Yoann Resmond
Steffen Alexander Schmidt
Steffen Alexander Schmidt was born in Berlin and teaches Dramaturgy of Opera and History of Theatre and Film Music in the Music and Theater Department of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He also runs a master class of Cultural Media Studies and leads a program for scientific and artistic research in the Department of Cultural Analysis. His own research fields are theory of musical rhythm (in new music) and the relationship between music and choreography. As a musicologist, he studied the dance background in the instrumental works of Bernd Alois Zimmermann. As a pianist and composer and musical performer, has worked with several artists in contemporary dance and theatre in Berlin, Germany.
Snowsteps, a new experimental electronic duo formed by Jorge Bachmann and Yoann Resmond, will perform an auditory and visual interpretation of ArtPadSF. Creating a music of contrast in elements and methods, the duo shapes textures that fuse consonance and dissonance, enriched by analog synth modulation and punctuated by glitch interferences. The resulting ambient aural landscapes suggest a dialogue with the natural world, with topographical variety and architectural clarity.