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[ALL OVER SOUND] Archive Live: A Sonic Tour with warren-crow+warren-crow

  • Museum of Performance + Design 893B Folsom Street San Francisco, CA, 94107 United States (map)

Museum of Performance + Design is collaborating with warren-crow+warren-crow to offer a new sonic experience designed for public engagement, wonderment and learning based on our collection and our site. At once a performance and an audio tour, the self-guided experience will take visitors into, out of, and through the museum space while listening to an especially designed track on a personal playback device with headphones. The release of the tour at our Archive Live 2017 will coincide with the FREE Yerba Buena Art Walk on Saturday June 17, 2017, 2:00PM – 6:00PM.  The sonic tour will be subsequently available at MP+D on an on-going basis, with a $5 suggested donation per headset.

As artists-in-residence at MP+D, warren-crow+warren-crow approached the collection of the Museum of Performance + Design with an ear for the sonic traces of theater and dance, paying special attention to the audio tracks of performance documentation, oral histories taken from performance practitioners, and textual descriptions of the sound of live performance. The audio piece will use binaural recording techniques and sound positioning to produce a believable sonic space at times similar to, at times different from, the real space in which the listener is situated. Always attuned to the musicality of the voice and the difficulty of describing sound and acoustic experience, warren-crow+warren-crow are inviting audiences to think through the relationship between the archive and the senses, the live and the prerecorded, the private and the public, and speech and noise.

warren-crow+warren-crow create live art concerned with the musicality of the voice and the circulation of collective fantasies through the space of media culture. Referencing the formal structure of lectures, press conferences, news reports, cabaret shows, and museum audio tours, their work uses the tension between speech and noise to draw attention to mediation as the basis of communication and to identity as a negotiation between the private and the public. Their collaborations are both performance art and sound art—mash-ups of live vocal expression and manipulated audio or video clips culled from a wide variety of sources. The Warren-Crows have exhibited at Porsgrunn International Theater Festival (Norway), PNEM Sound Art Festival in Uden (the Netherlands), Resound Festival of Sound Art in Penzance (UK), Soundwalk festival of sound art in Long Beach (USA), the Electric Nights festival in Athens (Greece), and in galleries and performance spaces across the US.

Archive Live is made possible in part thanks to grants from the Fleishhacker Foundation and Grants For The Arts.


[ALL OVER SOUND] Archive Live 2017: A sonic tour of MP+D
Saturday June 17, 2017
2:00PM  -  6:00PM
Museum of Performance + Design
893B Folsom Street, San Francisco
FREE and open to the public
ALL public. Appropriate for family, kids, and the visually impaired
Info: | 415.741.3531 | 


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[ALL OVER SOUND] The Sonic Worlds of Performance: A panel discussion
Wednesday June 14, 2017
6:30PM – 8:00PM
Museum of Performance + Design
893B Folsom Street, San Francisco
Admission at the door: General $15 | Senior/Students $10 | Members: FREE
ALL public. Appropriate for family, kids, and the visually impaired
Info: | 415.741.3531 |