My Favorite Sound Is You
Sound Tour, San Francisco Mission District, 2016
Noise Throwie in New York, 2016.
Good Vibrations Acoustic Cartography Tour, New York, 2012
In his talk Sounds Like You Johann Diedrick will present some of his past work and delve deep into his Good Vibrations project: the project’s inspirations, works that have influenced the project’s developments, and some of the insights he has had along the way. Afterwards he will present some new projects he is working on. Happy hour to follow!
Saturday July 15th 5pm
My Favorite Sound is You is a series of events focused around expanded listening, sonic adventuring and noisy experimentation. Over the course of two days, sound artist Johann Diedrick will host three events: an analog noise workshop on creating handmade sound electronics, a listening tour that takes ‘acoustic explorers’ to find sounds unheard and sounds yet made, and an artist talk around his own investigations into reimagining our aural environment. The programming is based on his past “micro-residency” where he made installations, conducted listening tours, wrote software, made performances, worked on documentation and make spontaneous, improvised and impromptu projects relating to sound making.
More information about the workshops, listening tours, and artist talk can be found at http://www.aquiet.life/mfsiy.
In this 2 hour workshop, we will take a handful of wires and resistors and create cacophonous bleeps and bloops. We will work through three basic circuits, making simple square wave oscillators, elevate to 8-bit sounding tones, and graduate to a simple sequencer that you can use for live performances, public installations and any other sound-related projects. This hands-on workshop will provide tips and tricks for making your own instruments or interactive noise machines, with time to experiment and customize as you learn about electronics and sound. Prepare to get noisy and loud.
You don’t need to have any electronics experience to participate! Materials and instructions will be included, and I guarantee that anyone will be able to walk out of this workshop with something pleasantly squealing and shrieking.
Suggested total donation: $50
[$35 for cost of materials
+$10-20 sliding donation for workshop]
Friday July 15th 7-9pm.
Sign up here.
Good Vibrations Acoustic Cartography Tour is an interactive listening tour made to shift the way we relate to our environment through sound. The tour uses a mobile listening kit that allows participants to tap into of the least audible sounds of a city. With the use of the mobile listening kit, the participant can tune in to subtle acoustic vibrations in the environment and explore the city's cracks and surfaces. A field guide for urban listening directs users to acoustic ‘points of interest.'
$10: 1 hour tours through the Mission District
Saturday July 15th 1pm and 3pm.
Sign up here.
UPDATE: Sound tours are sold out. Come by the gallery at 4-6pm to demo the kits in The Secret Alley and join the artist talk for bites and refreshments!
Johann Diedrick makes installations, performances, software, objects and workshops that allow people to play with sound. He is a recent recipient of the Asian Cultural Council 2016 Fellows grant. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group exhibitions, conferences and festivals, including the Soundscapes symposium at Yale University, the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conference in Daejeon and Seoul, Korea, the Invisible Places, Sounding Cities conference in Viseu, Portugal, and the Dumbo Arts Festival in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, focusing on sound art. He was a researcher at the InterLab at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) in Yamaguchi, Japan. Afterwards he worked as an interactive software developer at Qosmo in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently a software developer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.