The Lab

The Lab is a nonprofit experimental art and performance space located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

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Tom Hall + Scott Arford + Jorge Bachmann

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8pm doors / 8:30pm performance
$15 general admission / Free for members
Reserve seats: member login or guest registration

Tom Hall is an Australian audio/visual artist, residing in Los Angeles. His practice involves extensive exploration into place, space and time. Inspired by peripheral environments found in the everyday, he focuses on an exploratory discourse to engage and recontextualize found materials, using sound and imagery as a means to translate and create hybrid environments through temporal translations. These outcomes vary and include drone, melody, glitch and installations; portrayed using analog and digital synthesis, computer programming and reactionary visuals. Hall has released a number of recordings in the past two decade on labels such as Elli records, Overlap, Arlen, and Presto!? along with extensive exhibitions and live performance tours worldwide. Hall also works as a Content Developer for the revered Cycling ’74, creators of the visual programming language Max/MSP & Jitter.

Scott Arford works with sound, video and space. He has been active in the Bay Area's underground music and art scene since 1995. His work spans styles and mediums and includes live a/v performance, installations, and recorded works. Arford has shown work globally including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Sounding Festivals in Guangzhou, China and Taipei, Taiwan, Liquid Architecture in Melbourne, Australia, Sonic Light in Amsterdam, and the Center for Contemporary Arts in Kitakyushu, Japan. His awards include an Honorable Mention in the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica. Arford received a Bachelor of Architecture from the College of Architecture and Design at Kansas State University in 1991.

Jorge Bachmann is a San Francisco based Sound Artist and curator. He has been involved in San Francisco's experimental music/dance scene since the early 2000. Working across a wide range of explorations, Bachmann's work is eclectic, going from subtle "Musique Concrète" Soundscapes to analog modular synth minimalism. Since the early 1980's he has been exploring the strange, unique and microscopic sounds of everyday life. Collecting field recordings and creating immersive soundscapes. Blurring the boundaries between wilderness sound environments and man-made sounds. Bachmann has composed music for MOBU Dance troupe and Christine Bonansea Dance Company. He has performed and exhibited in North America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and South America. In 2009 he performed his audio-visual piece, "Coleoptera", at the 10th Francisco Electronic Music Festival. In recent years he has performed and improvised with the likes of Alessandro Cortini, Bryan Day, Michael Gendreau, Mason Jones, David Graves, Danishta Rivero, Markus Hawkings, Yuko Matsuyama, Kevin Corcoran, Jaroba and Takahiro Kawaguchi. His last solo album "Mare Island" is on Ithaca's VauxFlores Industrial label. At present he is also part of the bands, “Faults”, "Collision Stories" and "audre".

Earlier Event: August 29
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