SEA SPACE HUM is a participatory vocal event. People are invited to attend and join voices with the other participants
in a harmonious sound bath. No vocal training required -- everyone can take part, even those who want to participate only
by listening. Barnett will lead the group in a vocal warm-up, a brief lesson in overtone chanting and multiphonic tone-making,
and then the group will begin to sing, continuing until everyone stops.
BONNIE BARNETT is a singer, composer, and producer of vocal events. Her intent is to recreate the participatory pleasure of
group vocalizations as a means of "tuning the world". Since 1981, in San Francisco, she has produced 80 HUMs in a variety of
contexts, including 2 satellite-linked live national radio broadcasts (1983,1984), a Houston subterranean shopping mall (1986),
an AUTO HUM, which was a live radio broadcast for car commuter participation throughout Southern California (1985), and a
videophone-liked transcontinental event connecting singers in Santa Monica and Paris (SANTA MONICA/PARIS HUMMING (MURMURANT)).
During 1999 and 2000, Barnett produced her MILLENNIUM HUM PROJECT. The 1999 event was part of the World Festival of Sacred Music,
The Americas, which took place at the Electronic Cafe International in Santa Monica, and which was webcast for global participation.
In 2000 Barnett was invi ted to produce eight MILLENNIUM HUM events in and around London as part of the Sacred Voices Millennium
Music Village Festival, and in November 2000 the cycle was completed with an event at the Noe Valley Ministry Music Series in
San Francisco. Most recently, Barnett led a MICROTONAL HUM at Dangerous Curve in Los Angeles, and produced ROCK HUM at the
Eagle Rock Center for the Arts' Open Gate Music Series.
Christa Graf: violinist, experimental musician, philosopher, clairvoyant, purveyor of suggestion, authority on the 'Great Pestilence'.
I am a composer currently residing in Los Angeles. I am interested in the openings into sculptural spaces. In
Passing/Parallel is a piece written over the summer (2008) in response to a piece In Passing written a few months
before. It is for two violins beginning a perfect fifth apart around a center pitch, in which both are tuned to.
They slowly compress, pass, and expand away from each other, catching the unity of the center pitch which at first
disrupts and then informs the harmonic relationship of the 7:6 and 9:7 intervals into which they stabilize.
Andrew McIntosh is a violinist, violist, and composer who focuses primarily on music of the twentieth and twenty-first
centuries. McIntosh holds degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, and the California Institute of the Arts. He
has performed as a soloist with the Reno Philharmonic, inauthentica, Ruby Mountain Symphony, and Carson City Symphony
and has played in a variety of orchestras, chamber ensembles, and music festivals including the Sunriver Music Festival,
the Mammoth Lakes Music Festival, the Dartington Festival (England), Unruly Music (Milwaukee), and MOSA concerts (New York).
Currently he plays with the Formalist Quartet, inauthentica, freelances in the LA area, and is an instructor of violin
and viola at Oakwood Secondary School, Harmony Project, and the Academy of Creative Education.
Aniela Perry has been performing and teaching as a cross-genre multi-instrumentalist in the Los Angeles area for 9 years. In addition
to being a classically trained cellist, Ms. Perry has extensive experience as an improviser, touring rock cellist and bassist.
Her diverse repertoire has allowed her the opportunity to work with and learn from a fascinating and likewise diverse group of
musicians and composers such as Vinny Golia, John Zorn, Carol Kaye, Morton Subotnick, James Tenney, rock groups Cursive and
Silversun Pickups, Ulrich Krieger, Rohan de Saram, Lawrence Lesser, members of the California E.A.R. Unit, the Robin Cox
Ensemble and more. Aniela has also had the great pleasure of being a featured performer in such famous locations as the
Fillmore in San Francisco, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park and Webster Hall in
New York City, among others. Recently Aniela has begun to work the ideas that have fueled her improvisations and collaborations
into compositions which explore extreme ranges and highly personal exploration.
Melinda Rice, violinist, is pleased to be a part of a few Los Angeles performing ensembles, including the improvising trio,
A-Tribute Ensemble, and the American Youth Symphony. She is passionate about music education and teaches violin and viola for
Harmony Project, is a LA Phil Teaching Artist, and runs her own studio, for which she is finally acquiring a business license
(phaw). She received a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, a MFA in violin performance from California Institute
of the Arts, and currently studies with Lorenz Gamma.
Everlasting Sweet Peas is named after the perennial flowering vegetable. Each mvt given the suggestion of a Baroque dance. Each a transformation of the
previous as a ground. The players act as a kind of consort. All the material can only exist together, as a fused texture, not
polyphony. A set of bright blocks. Resultant melodies from contrasts in each part đ of register, volume, timbre, articulation.
Marc Sabat is a Canadian composer and audio artist based in Berlin since 1999. He has made installations, video works and
concert music pieces using acoustic instruments and electronics, often collaborating with visual artists. His projects
draw on ideas from American folk and experimental musics, psychoacoustics, new spectralism and minimalist art, and
have been presented internationally in radio broadcasts and live at festivals of new music including the Donaueschinger
Musiktage, MaerzMusik, Darmstadt and Carnegie Hall. Recent performers of his compositions include Aki Takahashi, Rohan
de Saram, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin and the Pellegrini Quartet. Current projects include a retrospective of his
work by the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (Berlin), a ballet and song cycle for Trio Scordatura (Amsterdam), a piano concerto
for Stephen Clarke, a film with Peter Sabat based on the brass trio Hairy Hippy Happy and a music scenery with Lorenzo Pompa
for five computer-controlled drumsets and electric guitar. Together with artist Mareike Lee, he is curating the performance
series Zwielicht at A trans Pavilion in the Hackesche HÜfe Berlin. Sabat studied violin at the University of Toronto, at
the Juilliard School in New York, as well as working privately with Malcolm Goldstein, James Tenney and Walter Zimmermann.
He teaches courses in composition, acoustics and experimental intonation at the UniversitŐt der Kčnste Berlin, and has
been a guest artist at the California Institute of the Arts, at the Escola Superior in Barcelona and the Paris Conservatoire.
He has recorded for various labels including mode records, World Edition and HatArt.
Morton Subotnick is one of the pioneers in the development of
electronic music and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems.╩ The work
which brought Subotnick celebrity was Silver Apples of the Moon [1966-7], was commissioned by Nonesuch Records, marking the first time an
original large-scale composition had been created specifically for the disc medium - a conscious acknowledgment that the home stereo system
constituted a present-day form of chamber music. He is also pioneering works to offer musical creative tools to young
children.╩ He is the author of a series of CDROMS for children, a children's website [www.creatingmusic.com] and developing a program for
classroom and after school programs that will soon become available internationally. He tours extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe as
a lecturer and composer/performer.