soundplay < = > south bay

April 27
 - June 1, 2024
This exhibition provides both glimpse and glitch into 20 years of sound art within the context of Long Beach SoundWalk and soundpedro, produced by the artist group FLOOD. Through installations, videos, and performance, the show will trace early SoundWalk events (which started in 2004) and bridge time, up to the current soundpedro2024 CHARIVARI. 
Curation
Curated by FLOOD
Works by
Kamran Assadi, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Francene Kaplan, MLuM, phog masheeen, Gary Raymond, Eric Strauss
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Francene Kaplan, Household Percussion Jam, 2008. From SOUNDWALK 2008.

soundplay < = > southbay provides both glimpse and glitch into 20 years of sound art within the context of Long Beach SoundWalk and soundpedro, produced by the artist group FLOOD. Through installations, videos, and performance, the exhibition will trace early SoundWalk events which began in 2004. Bridging time and underscoring the joint legacies of SoundWalk and soundpedro, this exhibit traces events from 2004 to 2024 and considers the future.

The exhibition runs through June 1, 2024, closing with the campus wide one-night event, soundpedro2024 CHARIVARI.

FLOOD produced the SoundWalk annually for ten years, within a shifting footprint of urban streets, sidewalks, unexpected indoor spaces, and alleys of downtown Long Beach. This evolved into soundpedro, the more recent iteration of the sound art festival. From the one-night SoundWalk, soundpedro has expanded into a season of sonic experiments and ear orientation, both in-person and online. The signature on-site event takes place annually at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, where participants respond to and react within the wild, varied landscape and complex history of the site.

Learn more about soundpedro on their website.