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Hearing the Unsounded

UC San Diego Music
Event organized by UC San Diego Music

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Drew Ceccato, Peter Kuhn, and Kyle Motl play two simultaneous duo concerts. Or a trio concert across spaces.

Drew Ceccato: saxophones / CPMC Experimental Theater
Peter Kuhn: saxophones / CPMC Recital Hall
Kyle Motl: contrabass / Both Locations via local networking

This performance highlights issues of communication, perception, performer agency (often encountered in live sound situations) by using technology to take them to an extreme. Two performance venues for the public exist, where simultaneous duo performances with a third remote party will take place. For the remote bass player, it is a trio, for each saxophonist, it is a duo. The audience is free to decide which duo performance to witness. The question arises, how perceptible will the presence of the unheard saxophonist in each location be? What is the performer and audience experience with an inaudible third partner?

Trevor Henthorn: Technical Consulting and assistance
Juan Rubio: Technical assistance

Part of SD Soundings:


SD Soundings (formerly known as Springfest) is an annual festival wholly curated by and highlighting new work from the UC San Diego Department of Music--the premier center on the West Coast for experimental and new music. SD Soundings is where emerging composers, performers and sound explorers preview their most dangerous ideas, initiate new collaborations and launch daring projects. Nowhere else in San Diego do chamber sounds, computer music, noise, sound installation, free improvisation and performance art all collide. And just in time for a much-needed seasonal ear-cleaning... Sound's good for you, right?

SD Soundings is supported by the UC San Diego Department of Music, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the Graduate Student Association.

All events free except where otherwise indicated