Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St, San Francisco, 94103
Contemporary sound artists use the latest innovations in technology as their instruments to create not only new music, but also immersive environments, auditory sculptures, and interactive phone apps. Artists Shane Myrbeck, Emily Shisko, and Scott Snibbe present short performances followed by a discussion moderated by John Bischoff. Presented in conjunction with "NEAT."
John Bischoff (b. 1949) has been active in the experimental music scene in the Bay Area for over 40 years as a composer, performer, and teacher. He is known for his solo constructions in real-time synthesis and the pioneering development of Computer Network Music. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Shane A. Myrbeck is a sound artist, composer, and acoustician living in Oakland. His work explores the visceral nature of sound through immersive audio systems, architectural form, and multi-sensory phenomena. Recent residencies include the Exploratorium and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Myrbeck is also a designer of acoustic space at Arup.
Emily Shisko is an Oakland-based composer, performer, and educator working in the intersection between traditional methods and experimental practices. Recent commissions include an artist residency at the Exploratorium, and Amoeba for the San Francisco Boys Chorus. She is a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera and the SF Boys Chorus.
Scott Snibbe is a pioneer in interactive art, interactive music, digital video, and gestural user interfaces. He is currently the founder and CEO of social music video startup Eyegroove.