Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Million Fishes, Hundred Gourds 

Wednesday, Jul 2 2008
For her New York solo show last March, dancer Nora Chipaumire (part of the renowned Urban Bush Women) stormed around unusual objects hanging from the ceiling -- gourds -- that played music. Each contained a little speaker, pleasing critics and audiences immensely. Now the gourds are going solo. In his exhibit "Resonance," filmmaker, sound artist, and gourd wizard Alex Potts combines electro-ambient music with the gourd's "natural resonance." Multiply that sound by 100 (he's bringing 100 gourds -- big ones, little ones, fat ones, parabolic ones) and you have a cross between a farmers’ market and Guitar Center. It also has memory -- Potts plans to incorporate sound made by gallery visitors into the soundtrack and travel from place to place with his brood.
July 12-30, 2008

About The Author

Michael Leaverton


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"