Deep Listening Sound Walk with Studio Resident Alex Wand

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Deep Listening Sound Walk with Studio Resident Alex Wand

(Photo by Marnee Wohlfert) In the tradition of Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening sessions, we’ll take a walk and listen to the sounds of our environment. Perhaps we’ll walk in the park, along the street, or on the beach. After we’ll regroup and journal about our experiences. Prepare for light travel and sun/wind protection. This repeating event is open to all, no experience required. Alex Wand is a Grammy Award-winning musician and composer based in Los Angeles. He performs as a solo artist and with the groups Desert Magic and The Partch Ensemble. He often collaborates with filmmakers, dancers, and coders, to create music scores that involve his interests in just intonation, sonification, folk music, and sound art. Originally from Detroit, he studied music composition at the University of Michigan and at CalArts with composers Bright Sheng, Michael Fink, Ulrich Krieger, and Wolfgang von Schweinitz. For his Camera Obscura residency project, he is exploring the sonification of kinetic information from ocean waves and translating the visual data available from the Camera Obscura mechanism into music.

Both activities are part of his continuing study of the range of sounds that can be drawn from the environment. He's working onsite at the Camera Obscura 4/20 to 7/17/19. Camera Obscura Art Lab is a program of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs   #ArtSaMo By registering for this program via this eventbrite page, you consent to receiving occasional email about Camera Obscura events from You can unsubscribe, or change your preferences at any time using the “unsubscribe” or “manage preferences” links on these emails. Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway. By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. Parking is $6 or less for 3 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), and $5 on weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr.
Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: Buses: visit or for more information. Bike share lockup just south of us in the park; for personal bikes remember to bring a strong lock. Visit 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway, Palisades ParkWeb & (310) 458-2239Fee-based workshops at events at http://santamonicaculturalaffairs.eventbrite.comJoin our email list at us at #ArtSaMo Registration: Fee-based workshops: we encourage reserving online with a credit card. Free events: RSVP on our eventbrite page. Some classes accept drop-ins. Bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable.
Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change. A program of City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs: Santa Monica Cultural Affairs (SMCA) supports the arts and the artists of one of the world's most exciting coastal destinations. SMCA produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination.
This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists, an array of artist residencies and festival and workshop programs. #ArtSaMo Camera Obscura Art Lab offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers.  Weekly hangouts with artists through our ongoing studio residency program as well as workshops and one-off experiences bring insight into a variety of artistic work.
Our community practice space offers room for you to develop your own creativity and learn from others. It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, where our mid-century building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. Visit or check our current list of events.

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