Soundscape - Jan 2018
January 9, 2018
For Immediate Release
January 9, 2018
Arts Commons Presents:
Subconscious Transition to Sleep Explored in Multi-Channel Sound Art
CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents brings a new media art sound installation to the +15 hallway that runs from January 8 - February 26, 2018 – 11:13 (Hypnagogia) by Calgary-based synthesizer duo SH-2000, comprised of musicians Barnaby Bennett & Patrick Whitten.
The +15 Soundscape in Arts Commons creates an immersive audio experience. Hypnagogia is designed to create a calming environment that mimics the transitory state of consciousness that we experience as we fall asleep.
“In the ever-increasing hustle and bustle of modern life, it seems exceedingly easy to get caught up in a plethora of distractions,” says SH-2000. “This piece is an anthesisis to the digital world, which we hope allows you to take a moment of repose to bathe in a cascade of ever-flowing analogue sounds.”
SH-2000 has performed at a number of Alberta music festivals including Noise Daze in Calgary, Endless Bummer in Edmonton and Sled Island 2015 in Calgary as a part of Miles Cooper Seaton’s (member of Akron/Family) two-hour group drone ensemble which was curated by Wreck City.
The Arts Commons +15 Soundscape is a unique multichannel sound system that provides sound art opportunities to local and national sound artists, which is available for passersby to freely experience.
Title: 11:13 (Hypnagogia)
Location: +15 Soundscape at Arts Commons
Date: January 8 - February 26, 2018
Reception: Artist Reception at Happenings #11 in the Upper Mezzanine of Arts Commons on
Monday, February 12 from 6-9pm
Please see attached for artist biographies.
For media inquiries or more information contact:
Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager
“SH-2000” is a synthesizer duo formed by Calgary, Canada musicians Barnaby Bennett & Patrick Whitten. Both play Roland SH-2000 synthesizers that were made in 1972, hence the name, and incorporate natural/environmental sounds into their performances. “SH-2000” has performed at a number of Alberta music festivals including Noise Daze in Calgary, Endless Bummer in Edmonton and Sled Island 2015 in Calgary as a part of Miles Cooper Seaton’s (member of Akron/Family) two-hour group drone ensemble which was curated by Wreck City. “SH-2000” has also performed on bills supporting acclaimed international ambient/synthesizer musicians such as M. Geddes Gengras (USA), Piotr Kurek (Poland), Sarah Davachi (Canada) and Borys (Canada). “SH-2000” has released three albums that have received press write ups from outlets such as Ore Media (Japan), Tiny Mix Tapes (USA) and Weird Canada.