Soundbox4: A Zoom of One's Own is a festival centering on our common humanity. It's a challenge and a virtual gathering place for creatives, thinkers, sound practitioners, visual artists, educators, students and technological transformers during the ZOOM economy and the global pandemic -- in a time of tremendous unrest, suffering, loss and racism.
Through Soundbox4, we come together to share our collective approach to pressing on, to centralizing and moving fluidly among OSU faculty, students, professional artists, sound makers, teachers and community members, through a creative, innovative and transformative lens.
Now in its fourth year, Soundbox is usually presented in the basement of Fairbanks Hall on the OSU main campus, but this year's program is remote and presented via Zoom and YouTube Live.
In a special collaboration with the Truckenbrod Gallery and the Site of Sound Series, Soundbox4 will feature four independent artists, including Sound Artist Mate Behboudi of Tehran, Iran; Shakespeare Festival Composer Emeritus/Composer/Buchla Synthesis Todd Barton of Ashland, Ore.; Opera Povera Director/Composer/Conductor Sean Griffin of Los Angeles and Sound Designer Threshold Shift Radio Producer Nikki Martin of Portland, Ore.
The three days of Soundbox4 will include art, sound, performance art, panel talks (faculty, grad student, community), concerts, sound and visual playlists and more. The schedule is expanding daily. For a complete schedule, to register, and for more information, go to:
Organizers: Dana Reason, artistic director, OSU contemporary and popular music; Jana King, program director, OSU graduate student, MAIS; Julianna Souther, intern, art student; Megan Reynolds, intern, music student.
OSU Faculty Partners: Julia Bradshaw, art/new media communication; Michael Boonstra, art; Naomi Fitter, engineering/SHARE lab; Heather Knight, engineering/CHARISMA lab; Jason Fick, music production and technology; Stephanie Jenkins, philosophy; Michael Gamble, popular music and Chet Udell, music/OPEnS lab/bionengineering.
Thursday, February 25 at 2:00pmVirtual Event