In their fourth collaboration, swissnex San Francisco and 23five Incorporated team up once again to showcase some of the best contemporary sound artists from Switzerland. This time, the two organizations present sound and performance artist Dave Phillips at noted art space The Lab in San Francisco’s Mission District. With the support from the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia.
$8-$15 sliding scale admission at the door or FREE with The Lab membership.
8:00 pm doors open
8:30 pm concerts starts
Leticia Castaneda is an audio engineer and sound artist living in Los Angeles, California. She performs solo electro-acoustic improvisation, composition exhibition, audio environments to accompany sculpture, collaborative improvisation, audio drama, and site-specific installation. Her debut full-length CD, On the Verge of Redundance, was released by Chicago-based CIP in 2004. Notable performances have included the Wooden Octopus Festival in Seattle, the Beyond Music Festival Beyond Baroque, Venice, California, and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. Her music has been described as possessing, “a richness and warmth that recalls an earlier generation of analogue pioneers.”
Zurich-based Dave Phillips co-founded Fear of God in 1987, and worked as a solo artist after that, experimenting with voice, body, and field recordings. In the late 1980s, he worked with Zurich label and independent music distributor, RecRec. He initiated Dead Peni, a solo project, in 2004 and has collaborated with eminent Swiss artists including Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant) and Marc Zeier (G*Park). He has played all over the world, including Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. Festival appearances include Beyond Music in Los Angeles and the No Fun Fest in New York.
Gerritt Wittmer is a sound and performance artist based in Oakland, California. His work often articulates abstract narratives through vocal expression, body performance, and intense theatrical lighting. He has performed and recorded as Gerritt, Ginnungagap (with Stephen O’Malley and Tim Wyskida), Deathroes (with Sixes), and has performed and/or collaborated on projects with Sunn O))), Sissy Spacek, John Wiese, and Paul Knowles. He also directs the publishing house Misanthropic Agenda.
R. Jencks is a Bay Area artist whose work utilizes modified electronics, voice, and physicality augmented by visual installations to manipulate the environment and the senses. Over the years Jenks has curated or performed in hundreds of events all over the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. The last decade has seen him perform tirelessly under the moniker SIXES as well as under more than half a dozen other guises, not to mention collaborations with John Wiese, Scott Arford, Wolf Eyes, and numerous others.
Photo: Myleen Hollero