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May 5 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design


Undergraduate Community Events

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

The Video + Sound Department at PNCA presents SIX, a live six-speaker surround sound showcase on May 5, 2019, 7pm.

SIX is a live, experimental, six-speaker surround sound performance series. This, the thirteenth edition, will be held in PNCA’s Mediatheque theater. We will be featuring performances from Francisco Botello, Crystal Quartez, Audioelectronic, Kelly Rauer, and Atole.

In lieu of traditional listening orientation, the music and sound is reproduced in an open, multi-directional format. This allows the performer, sound, environment, and audience to form an exploratory relationship. Walk around, lay down ( bring a pillow or blanket if you like ), experience the sound from different angles, and immerse yourself in the art of Listening.

We do request that conversations be kept to a minimum, and that you respect the artists involved by taking anything louder outside of the main listening area. Please set your mobile devices to silent alerts.

There is no admission fee for the show, however we encourage supporting the artists involved by purchasing merchandise, or contributing via donation.

All ages are welcome. There is no alcohol served at this event. The performances will begin at 7pm.

ARTIST INFO : CRYSTAL QUARTEZ is a composer and sound artist based in Portland, Oregon. She creates experimental introspective soundscapes focused on integrating manipulated field recordings, sounds produced and electronically processed live from objects such as crystals, lush phasing synth textures and ethereal voice through ritual processes. With computer coding she creates interactive AV experiences with visuals and sound affected by physical interactions. Through her work, Crystal is focused on providing opportunities for reflection and meditation on our connections with and impact on the natural world.

AUDIOELECTRONIC is the alter ego of Portland-based producer and live performer Gustavo Lanzas.

KELLY RAUER is an artist who utilizes electronic and acoustic instruments, recordings, live sound, video and movement for music projects, installations and performances. She has traveled and presented work in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Berlin, Germany and just released a collaborative noise album on the Brazilian label Al Revés. She is currently developing solo music work alongside a collaborative music project called Carbon Dating with David Chandler.

ATOLE is a Mexican sound art duo and live band based in Portland, OR.

FRANCISCO BOTELLO is a sound artist/composer from South Bay, San Diego now residing in Portland, Oregon. His work revolves around the use of original field recordings to create soundscapes reflecting the environment and atmosphere they were collected from. Recently his work has involved the use of interactive performance systems that he has been building and developing to use movement and gesture as a source of control in multi-channel speaker systems.