FIND ME is a multi speaker sound installation and performance-without-performers that explores the phenomena of getting lost and finding one’s way. A mesmeric, immersive environment created by composer/performer Christina Campanella and writer/sound designer Jim Dawson, FIND ME is composed of sonic ephemera in which field recordings, music and industrial drones swell into electro-symphonic motifs. The audience moves through and around invisible walls of sound deployed via a 12:1 multitiered system of speakers that emanates sound from all sides and above. FIND ME uses the potential of sound spatialization to manipulate the internal mapping sense that shapes our perception of where we are.
Date: Tuesday September 19, 2017
Time: 7 pm FREE
596 Broadway Suite 602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
CHRISTINA CAMPANELLA (Composer, Sound Artist) works with music and sound across artistic disciplines. Her pieces for theater, film, concert and installation have been shown throughout the U.S. and Europe (EMPAC, Museum at MIT, HERE, Harvestworks/NY Electronic Art Festival, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Simultan, Romania, and Noorderzon, the Netherlands), including Red Fly/Blue Bottle (co-created with writer Stephanie Fleischmann). She has also been an actor/vocalist in downtown theater and independent film since 1998, played keyboards with various New York bands, and is a frequent collaborator of composer/sound artist Joe Diebes (WOW, botch, i/o). In 2018, Christina will perform in Diebes’ opera oyster at Roulette in Brooklyn. She is a recipient of three NYSCA Individual Artist Commissions in Film, Media, and New Technologies and support from LMCC, Mid-Atlantic Arts, American Music Center, Whitman College and NYS Music Fund. Website: http://xtinasworld.com
JIM DAWSON (Writer, Sound Designer) has created designs for theater, film and dance since 1994. He is a long time collaborator of The Wooster Group, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Cynthia Hopkins, Jim Findlay, and Findlay/Sandsmark, earning a Drama Desk Award, Drama Desk nomination, and Chicago’s Jeff Award for sound design. He created designs for three documentaries with filmmaker Ian Olds – Occupation: Dreamland (Independent Film Spirit Award), The Fixer: The Taking Of Ajamal Naqsbandi (Emmy nomination), Francophrenia (co-directed by James Franco) – and for the HBOAward Winning short Stefan. His work in live performance has taken him across the US, Europe, Asia and South America. Currently, he is the Associate Director of This Is The Color Described By The Time, a sound-theater work conceived by Lily Whitsitt based on Gertrude Stein (New Georges, 2018). Jim began his collaboration with Ms. Campanella in 2014. Their Lighthouse project (initiated during Christina’s A.I.R. at Harvestworks) was developed on multiple platforms: an immersive 12-channel installation with live performance (Hyphen Hub/ The Red Door in Chelsea), an expanded stereo version broadcast live to individual listeners via wireless headphones (Lighthouse 40°N, 73°W at HERE Arts Center), and as a headphone duet in an abandoned house on Governor’s Island (Harvestworks/ NYEAF 2015).
This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.