Samson Stilwell and Roarke Menzies are touring throughout summer 2017
Volume, Los Angeles, CA
Land and Sea, Oakland, CA
Indexical, Santa Cruz, CA
Beacon Sound, Portland, OR
Wayward Music, Seattle, WA
Quiet City, Vancouver, B.C.
Samson Stilwell is a Portland-based sonic artist. After receiving his BA from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, he was awarded the Jean Burden Prize in Poetry from The American Academy of Poets, and his writing has been published by national journals such as The Chicago Quarterly Review and The Rumpus. In 2016 he co-founded Soundspace, a radio-based installation series focussed on turning the radio into a space for new modes of listening.
Roarke Menzies is a New York City-based artist and composer who uses his voice, mouth and body as sound sources, along with audio hardware, software and field recordings, to create electronic and electroacoustic works.His music has been described by The New Yorker as “a layered electronic throb, coming and going, always enhancing but never overpowering.” His work has been presented at the Material Art Fair in Mexico City, the Spring Break Art Show in New York City, the Untitled Art Fair in Miami, VOLUME in Los Angeles, the Knockdown Center in Queens, Diapason Gallery for Sound and Intermedia in Brooklyn, and many others.
Except from Samson Stilwell performing Contact — November 2016