TBA:17 — Apperceptive Moment



Sounds et al presents Apperceptive Moment. Sound artists Ben Glas, Dolphin Midwives, Samson Stilwell and Amenta Abioto mix sound, visuals and movement into a cohesive exploration of the senses. The experimental performance will engage with acoustics, psychoacoustics, physical interaction with sound, movement, music and noise, to lead the audience on a journey through time and space.

Samson Stilwell’s performance will be accompanied with visuals produced by Tessa Bolsover.

$8 PICA Members / $10 General
All ages
10.30pm


Ben Glas is an interdisciplinary artist and composer based in Portland, OR. With a keen focus on sonic phenomena and vibration, his work engages concepts of relativity, spacetime and egalitarian modes of experiencing sound. His past works include public sonic installation in Portland such as B-Format Installation @ Cathedral Park, and recordings such as Music To Interact To as released by the New York label Blankstairs, Intra/Inter and Inging (From My Space To Yours) as released by Portland-based label deepwhitesound. He is an active member of the International Artist Collectives INK and Mediterranean Fires. His EP, Music For An Empty Space and A Full Mind was released in 2017 by Sounds et al, alongside an exhibition of the same name at the One Grand Gallery, included as part of Design Week Portland 2017.

Dolphin Midwives – Ecstatic noise harp ritual experiments by harpist/sound artist/composer Sage Elaine Fisher.

Samson Stilwell works with sound and language to create art within a lyric tradition. His work often lives within the borders, or between spaces, of language and sound, music and noise, thought space and meat space. His first album, ‘Signals‘, was released in 2017 on vinyl and digital formats by the label Sounds et al. He has performed throughout the US and Canada for series such as Volume (LA), Land and Sea (OAK), Quiet City (BC), and TBA (PDX). In 2016 he co-founded “Soundspace” a radio-based installation series focused on turning the radio into a space for new modes of listening. In 2018 he will co-direct Variform Gallery, an installation and sound art gallery located in Portland, OR.

Songwriter, songstress, and actor, Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.



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