Friday, August 23rd
9:00 PM-9:00 AM (Sat. Aug. 24th)
@ Corpus Callosum 750 Natoma Street, S.F.
Limited to 12 spots!
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Sound artists Andrea Williams and Surabhi Saraf use field recordings to improvise an eight-hour musical composition for an audience that sleeps in the performance space. Participants are encouraged to then journal their dreams in the morning. SleepWalks endeavors to discover the influence of sound on dream worlds. Wine and water will be provided at the reception at 9pm (Doors to the event close at 10pm.), and also tea, coffee, and muffins will be provided in the morning. Please bring your own bedding, pillow, toiletries, comfortable clothes for sleeping in. Spots are limited for this collective dreaming event. RSVP is via PayPal.-------->
During SleepWalks, the performers record the sound samples that they use. Later, by reading the timestamp, they mark possible correlations between the sounds in the improvisation and writings from the participants' dream journals. The goal of this long-term project is to provide an engaging experience for collective dreaming and to compose soundwalks for dreamers.
SleepWalks has been performed at numerous venues including Issue Project Room, NYC; Intersection for the Arts, SF; Diapason Gallery, NYC; Parsons Hall Gallery, MA; and Mills College, Oakland, CA as part of The Deep Listening Institute's Dream Festival. Current SleepWalks collaborators: Andrea Williams, Lee Pembleton, Surabhi Saraf, and Todd Anderson.
SleepWalks does not use spoken word as part of their guided dreaming. They do not use hypnosis, subliminal, nor subconscious verbal manipulation. Rather, they create an audio travelogue of abstract soundscapes; suggestions of environments.
Sound/images/video below! (with SleepWalks collaborator, Lee Pembleton:
Friday, August 23rd
No refunds to participants for no-shows. Doors close at 10pm.