David and I are developing a new series of works that are permutations of our SKY - CHU /ʃu/ installation at Wilding Cran Gallery. The first of the [ ʃ u ] Variations happened Saturday, May 19th!
This new arrangement of [ ʃ u ] was accompanied by PLANES, a piece composed of fragments of phone conversations featuring Luke and Sarah and music by Yann Novak.
Sunday April 15th at Wilding Cran Gallery! An Improv Performance Inside of Jasmin Blasco and David Okum's Exhibition SKY - CHU /ʃu/.
On Sunday, April 15th, Jasmin Blasco invited Patrick Shiroishi and Zachary Paul, with additional guests Derek Gaines on guitar and Jason Adams on cello for an improvised performance inside Jasmin Blasco and David Okum's piece SKY - CHU /ʃu/.
SKY - CHU /ʃu/ demands that the viewer/performer reflect on the moments of transition between interior and exterior listening -- listening to oneself or listening to the world. The performers were invited to improvise to the piece, dramatizing the spontaneous occurrence of this process.
Patrick Shiroishi is a Japanese-American saxophonist & composer based in Los Angeles. He plays in several bands and improvising groups including Upsilon Acrux, Corima, Nakata, and continues to develop his approach in a solo saxophone context. He recently released his fifth solo record, Tulean Dispatch via Mondoj based in Poland, and is gearing up to release Descension later this year via Thin Wrist.
Zachary Paul (b. 1995) is a Los Angeles-based violinist and composer interested in perception, the transportive nature of long durations, and trance states. His work explores the contrast between stasis and movement, and questions the possibility of depicting both synchronously. In live performance, he builds lush soundscapes via improvisation, representing his immediate experience and the space being performed in. His work draws from a long lineage of artists exploring sustained tones within organic performance, including Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, and La Monte Young.
SKY - CHU /ʃu/ Opening
On Saturday, March 24th, SKY - CHU /ʃu/ held its opening reception at Wilding Cran Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.