A sensory performance illustrating the power of music on emotions.

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swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


May 18, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-07:00)

swissnex San Francisco and the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco invite the public to attend an original music performance and to push open new doors of perception.

To close the two-day forum, “Feel the Music: Sound and Emotion,” co-organized by swissnex San Francisco and the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, sound artist Jorge Bachmann presents his recent creation, in which sound waves and rhythm trigger emotion in listeners.

According to Bachmann, “It is a soundscape where the audience gets immersed into sound, where unconscious resurfaces into new sensorial experiences. The samples come from different sources, mostly field recordings of nature and urban places.They are sometimes natural, sometimes processed in order to create a new sonic narrative.”

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6:30 pm  doors open
7:00 pm  performance begins
8:30 pm  reception and networking
9:30 pm  doors close


Jorge Bachmann
Jorge Bachmann, aka ruidobello, is a photo-based, multimedia and sound artist. He has collected field recordings exploring the strange, unique, and microcosmic sounds of everyday life. He creates sound atmospheres meant for deep listening and often composed in symbiosis with sculptural installations exploring social and sensual constructs and experiences.

As ruidobello, Bachmann has exhibited and performed in North America, Europe, Japan, and South America – including appearances at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival and projects with the MoBu Dance Group. He has also been the Technical Director and Resident Artist of San Francisco’s Soundwave Festival since 2005.



Photo: Myleen Hollero

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