For two years now, Angels Gate Cultural Center has hosted soundpedro. Produced by the artist group FLOOD, this signature event, featuring single and multi-media sound artists, is gaining momentum. Preparations are underway for soundpedro 2019 scheduled for June 1, from 6pm to 10pm.
Angels Gate Cultural Center is located on Native American land atop a rugged bluff overlooking the Port of Los Angeles, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean. During the 1940s this ten-acre hilltop site was part of the Fort MacArthur military base. It is now a thriving sanctuary for the arts. The artists of soundpedro activate, in surprising ways, this unique site–both indoors and out.
Unlike music, sound art is the aural equivalent of cinema, painting, theater, sculpture, and literature. “Sound art” as a term was first coined in 1982. Since then artists have taken the genre in a variety of directions. Reframing the act of listening, sound works and performances explore the progression of sound from hearing to experience.
This year’s event will add greater conceptual breadth to soundpedro by moving beyond sound to “ear orientation”. On October 1, 2018, an international call for submissions was issued requesting silent videos that explore and synthesize ideas and images responding to aurality. The general call for soundpedro was issued in December, 2018. Please see soundpedro.org for details of both soundpedro and Earmagination.
The deadline for submissions for both calls is February 14th.
The artist group FLOOD has been working together on projects for the last nineteen years. FLOOD is interested in testing the limits of artistic expression through collaboration and experimentation within a variety of artistic genres.
About Angels Gate Cultural Center
Angels Gate Cultural Center provides space for artists to work and to engage community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events. Angels Gate Cultural Center is open to the public Monday through Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday, 12pm-5pm