Bee-Sharp HoneyBee : Bee the Buzz
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Bee-Sharp HoneyBee : Bee the Buzz

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Live Music Performance and Synchronization to Stop-Motion Creations

Featuring musicians Jacqueline Ultan on cello and resident composer Rae Howell on accordion. Exploring musical patterns and observations derived from the field recordings, the duo will sync live music with brand new Bee-Sharp stop-motion and 2D animations, to create a Swarm of the Month...

Bee-Sharp Honeybee is a brand new music and animation project currently in development. Inspired by the sound of the bee-buzz, it's an ambitious project, which will culminate in a live string orchestra work, to be performed with a live stream of bees and animated visuals, derived from hand-illustrated graphic scores. Foremost, it's a contribution to help spread the word about bee culture, promote bee research and educate the public about the importance of bees to human survival.

The initial music sketches (composed by Rae Howell) and short documentary of the initial research process (directed by Deacon Warner) are hot off the press!! These Res Box events explore the film, the music making, and the animation creation, featuring interactive and behind-the-scenes activities to give you a real-time experience of the development of Bee-Sharp Honeybee.

Jacqueline Ultan

Jacqueline Ultan is a performing cellist, composer and improviser with a versatility that is reflected in the diversity of her artistic collaborations that include drum/cello quartet Jelloslave; Mirrorlands (Persian fusion), pop/rock band The Starfolk; improvising collective Sans le System/ iNMiGRATiON; Douglas Ewarts' Quasar; Siama’s Congo World Quartet; flute/cello duo J2J; and free improv ensemble Antigravity. Jacqueline has recorded and collaborated extensively with local and national theater, dance, pop, rock, and new music artists including Kill The Vultures, Roma di Luna, The Jayhawks, Dan Wilson, E. Carlos Sakai, Huun Hur Tu and Kevin Kling. Jacqueline has been recognized with several grants and awards including both MacPhail Artist and Commissioning Grants; MRAC Next Step Fund; McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship; MN State Arts Board Arts Tour MN (Jelloslave) and a Subito Grant from the American Composer’s Forum. In 2011, she was invited to be a featured artist for the inaugural 416 Club Commission Series with support from the Jerome Foundation, at The Cedar Cultural Center. Jacqueline has also composed music for and participated in TED TALKS! Conferences in Minneapolis and L.A. A dedicated teacher on faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music and Minneapolis’ Community and Technical College, Jacqueline holds a Masters Degree in Cello Performance from Yale University.

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CANCELLED Bee-Sharp HoneyBee : Animated Apidae Adventures
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

CANCELLED Bee-Sharp HoneyBee : Animated Apidae Adventures

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Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Bee a part of the animation creation for Bee-Sharp Honeybee: An interactive and hands-on experience with resident animator Emily Downes. You can create, construct and immerse yourself in the actual stop-motion creation that is headed for the final Bee-Sharp audio-visual extravaganza. Who knows what kind of spectacle we can create?!

 

Bee-Sharp Honeybee is a brand new music and animation project currently in development. Inspired by the sound of the bee-buzz, it's an ambitious project, which will culminate in a live string orchestra work, to be performed with a live stream of bees and animated visuals, derived from hand-illustrated graphic scores. Foremost, it's a contribution to help spread the word about bee culture, promote bee research and educate the public about the importance of bees to human survival.

The initial music sketches (composed by Rae Howell) and short documentary of the initial research process (directed by Deacon Warner) are hot off the press!! The Res Box events explore the film, the music making, and the animation creation, featuring interactive and behind-the-scenes activities to give you a real-time experience of the development of Bee-Sharp Honeybee.

Emily Downes

Emily Downes was born in Wisconsin and has spent most of her time between Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN. She received both her BFA and MFA in Film, Video, Animation and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is most passionate about sharing her talents for digital and media arts with all ages while collaborating with local artists to build a strong and vibrant community. She is driven to provide youth and young adults the necessary tools to enact change in their communities through the power of digital storytelling. Emily has been teaching video, animation, and editing for several years and initiated the inclusion of these tools into classroom curriculums and after school programs in both Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Emily has showcased her videos and photography at film festivals and galleries worldwide, including The Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, The Milwaukee Film Festival, Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, The Grim Natwick Animation Film Festival, Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival, Echo Park Film Center, and Altered Esthetics Film Festival.

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Bee-Sharp HoneyBee : Hear the Honey Bee Happy
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bee-Sharp HoneyBee : Hear the Honey Bee Happy

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Film Screening, Talk and Live Honeybee Hive Recording

Join film director Deacon Warner, animator Emily Downes, composer Rae Howell and UMN Bee Squad bee whisperer Jenny Warner (and a hive of live Honeybees), to hear about the process of Bee-Sharp Honeybee. Take a live honeybee hive, throw in some microphones, and hear the intricate sounds of the hive amplified.. a sonic adventure for the most curious!

Bee-Sharp Honeybee is a brand new music and animation project currently in development. Inspired by the sound of the bee-buzz, it's an ambitious undertaking, which will culminate in a live string orchestra work, to be performed with a live stream of bees and animated visuals, derived from hand-illustrated graphic scores. Foremost, it's a contribution to help spread the word about bee culture, promote bee research and educate the public about the importance of bees to human survival.

The initial music sketches (composed by Rae Howell) and short documentary of the initial research process (directed by Deacon Warner) are hot off the press!! The Res Box events explore the film, the music making, and the animation creation, featuring interactive and behind-the-scenes activities to give you a real-time experience of the development of Bee-Sharp Honeybee.

 

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Rae Howell

Rae Howell is an Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist. She is founding director of Sunwrae, an ensemble, label and sheet music publisher, and works across a huge range of genres and disciplines, in film, theatre, dance, concert hall, gallery installations and multimedia projects. Rae holds a BMus from Melbourne University, an MMus from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, and has produced a large catalogue of original music albums, sheet music publications, collaborative recordings and sound designs. A represented composer with the Australian Music Centre and recent APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund recipient, she has performed for Royalty in London, and at festivals and concerts worldwide with Sunwrae and other touring productions, including Australia House in London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House Vietnam, SxSW Festival USA, Museu de Arte Moderna Bahia Brazil, Sydney Opera House, Golden Plains, Brisbane Festival and The Famous Spiegeltent. Rae's fellowships and awards include an UNESCO Aschberg Bursary, a Finzi Trust Scholarship, Guildhall Trust Scholarship, and Composer in Residence programs in USA, Canada, South America, West Africa, Europe, Palestine, Vietnam, and Australia, working independently, in collaboration with local communities, and with some of the world's most prolific artists.  More info:  raehowell.me 

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ARIADNE
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

ARIADNE

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ARIADNE is an experimental sacred music and new media art duo whose work explores the intersection of mysticism, dream analysis and the failure of digital systems through a synthesis of music performance, digital and interactive art, poetry and dramatic experience. Much of ARIADNE’s output consists of interactive a/v performances which employ custom built hardware and software, real-time 3D animation, and machine learning to create immersive and captivating experiences. ARIADNE’s body of work includes feature-length audio/visual albums, web-based virtual reality, and a/v installations.

ARIADNE’s work has been presented at National Sawdust Summer Labs Residency, Brooklyn; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Ende Tymes Festival, Brooklyn; Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival, Colorado; Garner Arts Autumn Electronic Festival, Garnerville; Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Brooklyn; CURRENTS New Media Festival, Sante Fe; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Elastic Arts, Chicago; Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis; Big Pictures Los Angeles; Harvestworks, New York; Reverse Gallery, New York; Superchief Gallery, Brooklyn; among others. Visiting Artist experience includes School of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Utah College of Fine Arts; University of Denver Emergent Digital Practices; Prichard Art Gallery – University of Idaho.

 

Michael Flora 

is a Minneapolis-based sound artist. His interest is in the exploration of sound via research and artistic practice. Working within the intersections of art, science, music, and mathematics, he creates pieces that examine sonic morphology, spatialization, and human perception. Composition is realized through a combination of various digital synthesis methods and processing of recorded sounds. Work is often presented in site-specific multi-channel installations and performances which reveal the unique sonic footprint of the space and allows for the choreography of sound through speaker placement and animation of movement. Flora’s practice has included recording, performance, installation, video, choreography, and curatorial projects. His work has been presented at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), St Cloud State University (Minnesota) as well as clubs, galleries, theaters, warehouses, and universities throughout North America. His latest recording “Xi” was published by Minnesota-based label Sympathy Limited.

 

Gnawed

https://gnawed.bandcamp.com/album/ruin 

Active since 2009, Minneapolis based Grant Richardson has solidified a reputation for creating a strain of death industrial and power electronics that’s particularly ferocious, visceral, and just insanely heavy. Alongside Nyodene D, The Vomit Arsonist, and Steel Hook Prostheses, Gnawed represents an act at the forefront of a genre, whose music is built on a European foundation, but is sculpted and heightened with American aggression and intensity.

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Strong Buffalo
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Strong Buffalo

A spoken word performance featuring poet Thomas LaBlanc (aka Strong Buffalo), with musical accompaniment by Jacqueline Ultan, cello and Dean "Dakota Blue" Peters, harmonica. The performance will include the first act of a play in progress, Tatanka, an intuitive historical drama through the eyes of one Dakota's life.

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Thomas LaBlanc

Tatanka Ohitika, (Strong Buffalo) is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, and a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has been writing poetry before there was anything called Native poetry, starting last century. His words, translated in more than 17 languages, 3 published books, 6 CD’s, lectures and performances, contribute to a world where we use creativity and options other than war, racism, classism, and exploitation to solve the problems that we all share, by just being alive…

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Jacqueline Ultan

Jacqueline Ultan is a performing cellist, composer and improviser with a versatility that is reflected in the diversity of her artistic collaborations that include drum/cello quartet Jelloslave; Mirrorlands (Persian fusion), pop/rock band The Starfolk; improvising collective Sans le System/ iNMiGRATiON; Douglas Ewarts' Quasar; Siama’s Congo World Quartet; flute/cello duo J2J; and free improv ensemble Antigravity. Jacqueline has recorded and collaborated extensively with local and national theater, dance, pop, rock, and new music artists including Kill The Vultures, Roma di Luna, The Jayhawks, Dan Wilson, E. Carlos Sakai, Huun Hur Tu and Kevin Kling. Jacqueline has been recognized with several grants and awards including both MacPhail Artist and Commissioning Grants; MRAC Next Step Fund; McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship; MN State Arts Board Arts Tour MN (Jelloslave) and a Subito Grant from the American Composer’s Forum. In 2011, she was invited to be a featured artist for the inaugural 416 Club Commission Series with support from the Jerome Foundation, at The Cedar Cultural Center. Jacqueline has also composed music for and participated in TED TALKS! Conferences in Minneapolis and L.A. A dedicated teacher on faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music and Minneapolis’ Community and Technical College, Jacqueline holds a Masters Degree in Cello Performance from Yale University.

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Jul
17
to Jul 31

Six Combines

Six Combines - A performance and installation by Michael Masaru Flora & Christian Langheinrich

Tuesdays . Thursdays : 6-9 pm

Saturdays . Sundays : 12-3 pm

Opening Event : Friday, July 20, 7 pm

Six Combines - an intermedia work by Michael Masaru Flora and Christian Langheinrich that investigates the relationship between sound, physical objects and the spaces they occupy. The piece employs sculptural assemblage, performance, and sound synthesis; encouraging an examination of their points of contact.

Christian Langheinrich

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Christian Langheinrich was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1970. He has lived all over the the lower 48, and began his first experiments with electronics and sound as a teenager living in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. He studied acting at the Goodman School of Theatre in Chicago, Literature at the University of Illinois and Indiana University, and creative writing at Columbia College, Chicago. His interests in theater, text and performance have always centered on conceptual and experimental works, which eventually brought him back to sound, which has been his main interest for the past two decades. Christian’s current practice explores, among other things, complexity and constant transformation of sound, with the hope of creating a unique, narrative experience in the listener. His work is hardware based, utilizing samplers, modular synthesizers and, more recently, microphones. He has released work on the Dream Disc label (as Pooch Karton), composed music for film and theater, and is currently working on two new compositions which he hopes to finish by the end of 2018. Christian tries to sleep outside at least a month every year, the nighttime sounds of nature being his favorite source of inspiration.

Michael Masaru Flora

   Flora’s microscopic panoply of highly refined electronics alternately lulls and scrambles your neurons with an unpredictable attack similar to that of Ryoji Ikeda and some of the more rarefied output on the Raster-Noton and Mille Plateaux labels.  - Dave Segal, The Stranger (Seattle)

Flora’s microscopic panoply of highly refined electronics alternately lulls and scrambles your neurons with an unpredictable attack similar to that of Ryoji Ikeda and some of the more rarefied output on the Raster-Noton and Mille Plateaux labels. - Dave Segal, The Stranger (Seattle)

Michael Masaru Flora

Michael Flora is a Minneapolis-based sound artist. His interest is in the exploration of sound via research and artistic practice. Working within the intersections of art, science, music, and mathematics, he creates pieces that examine sonic morphology, spatialization, and human perception. Composition is realized through a combination of various digital synthesis methods and processing of recorded sounds. Work is often presented in site-specific multi-channel installations and performances which reveal the unique sonic footprint of the space and allows for the choreography of sound through speaker placement and animation of movement. Flora’s practice has included recording, performance, installation, video, choreography, and curatorial projects. His work has been presented at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), St Cloud State University (Minnesota) as well as clubs, galleries, theaters, warehouses, and universities throughout North America. His latest recording “Xi” was published by Minnesota-based label Sympathy Limited.

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IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE
Jun
20
to Jun 21

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. The film takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe—from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet—and inspires us to both experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

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 Sound: A Gateway from Surviving to THRIVING with Sat Devbir Singh
Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

Sound: A Gateway from Surviving to THRIVING with Sat Devbir Singh

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Everything we take in must be digested, and some things are more nutritious than others. Sound waves are no exception. Join us for an evening of nutrient-dense sound healing and wisdom on the science and philosophy of sound as studied by Sat Devbir. All creation began with sound waves, and the worlds of form would immediately crumble without them. Through sacred singing bowls, gongs, and chanting, we can create soundscapes that restore the nervous system, clear the psyche, and induce homeostasis within the human energy field, essentially inducing our self-healing abilities. 

Benefits of this workshop:
Deep relaxation
Stress relief
Mental, emotional, and physical healing
Cleansing of fear patterns
Creating a connection to your Higher Self
Empowering tips to enhance your quality of life
Understand Mantra
Gain knowledge of sound waves and their effects on you

What to bring:
Water, yoga mat and/or blanket & pillow, comfortable clothing for light movement

About the presenter:
Sat Devbir Singh, Dr. of Divinity in Esoteric Spirituality, was born in Iowa and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to embark on his spiritual journey. He is now an International Speaker, Yoga educator, Natural Healer, and Ordained Spiritual Minister. He believes that we all come to being as Masters of destiny, empowered to create fulfilling life experiences. He began his studies of sound healing in Northern India and has since integrated multiple sound instruments into his healing sessions, workshops, and classes. His mantra group, Helios, aims to share the healing fusion of mantra and music with the world. 
At an early age, he realized his ability to receive information from the spiritual world and his extrasensory gifts became apparent. From that moment forward, his greatest joy has been to help people realize the innate love, value, and wisdom within themselves. He hopes to uplift the planet in the spirit of Oneness and aims to unveil the True and Highest Self in every one of us.

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The Radical Listener with Lawrence English
Jun
2
11:30 AM11:30

The Radical Listener with Lawrence English

Over the past 10 years, Lawrence English has been one of the leading international voices in field recording. Working extensively across the world, from Antarctica to the Outback and the Amazon to Japan, his recordings display an utterly personal approach informed equally by technique, theoretical investigations and aesthetic interests. It is these unique approaches to field recording that form the basis of this masterclass. The Radical Listener sees Lawrence English guide participants through the specific techniques of field recording and listening he employs in his work. The Radical Listener has been presented at numerous festivals and universities including Unsound (Poland), Resonant Forms (Los Angeles), Substrata (Seattle), Brown University (Rhode Island) and as a lecture at the University Of Porto (Portugal), Harvard (Boston) and many other locations.

Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, Englishs work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

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 Lawrence English 'Notes From The Field' Artist Lecture
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Lawrence English 'Notes From The Field' Artist Lecture

Can we hear someone listening? What experiential elements are involved in conducting and completing a field recording? Lawrence English strives to answer these questions in his development of the emergent theoretical framework called 'The Listener's Listening'  – an approach to listening rooted in affect that reflects the agentive and creative capacities of the listener.

 

Notes From The Field addresses the development of field recording from its roots in ethnography through to its transition into the canon of sound arts. It considers the role of subjectivity and aesthetics in the exploration of sound in place. It also explores the notion of listening as a means of creative practice. The talk is approximately 60 minutes + questions. It includes some playback of recordings also, from my work in field recording and others.

Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English's work prompts questions of field, perception, and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

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Portraits of Water
Apr
8
1:00 PM13:00

Portraits of Water

Embroidering by hand is a calming, relaxing, meditative process, a little like spending time at your favorite lake. Join us while we paint portraits in thread while listening to the soothing sounds of water in nature in this special workshop with musician and sound artist Aida Shahghasemi and friends at The Resonance Box in South Minneapolis.
When was the last time you paid close attention to how you were listening? 

No embroidery experience is required for this workshop, Portraits of Water. We'll be there to help you learn new stitches, choose your colors, and sew a portrait of your favorite Minneapolis Lake ( Lake of the Isles, Bde Make Ska, Cedar, Harriet or Nokomis) or if you prefer, practice your stitches in concentric circles, like a ripple spreading slowly on the surface.

$80 includes all materials, 3 hours of instruction and all the sounds you can hear! We'd love to have you join us. Click here to register.

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Starfolk
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Starfolk

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Starfolk is a chamber pop trio from Minneapolis. They are the masterminds that created the badlands video-audio project alongside Jacqueline Ultan.

members:
Brian Tighe
Jacqueline Ultan
Stephen Ittner
Allison LaBonne

come hear them create beauty at The Resonance Box.

This performance will serve as a closing night for Jacqueline Ultan's month long exhibit called Conversations with Nature, an audio-video projection that will live at The Resonance Box for the month of March. The video will be presented twice for the half hour prior to the live musical performance. Original visual piece created by David Bartley will be projected behind the musicians as they play. 

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LOVEVOLVE - Robert Bochnik
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

LOVEVOLVE - Robert Bochnik

Rob Bochnik is a musician, audio recording engineer, singer and songwriter. He is a guitarist with The FramesThe Swell SeasonThe Glen Hansard BandThe Butchershop Quartet and records as a solo artist, having released his own record Blowing Out the Cobwebs in 2007. His second solo album Lovevolve was recently released in fall of 2017. Most recently he has been touring as a guitarist with Glen Hansard in support of Glen’s solo records Rhythm & Repose and Didn’t He Ramble.

Rob graduated from DePaul University in Chicago where he studied music, recording, and classical guitar and holds a Bachelor of Science degree for sound recording technology with a minor in physics. After college, Rob further advanced his recording skills while working with Steve Albini at his recording studio, Electrical Audio, as an audio engineer. In addition, Rob played an important role in constructing the studios and overseeing their maintenance. Rob has worked on several projects as an audio engineer including: the “Once” SoundtrackThe Frames’ Setlist and more.

In 2002, Rob began playing guitar and touring with Ireland based band, The Frames. In 2003 he was asked to join the band officially and has recorded and toured around the world with them, honored to share the stage at times with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Levon Helm, among others. In 2008, Rob found himself touring & recording as part of The Swell Season. He played guitar and mandolin on the band’s last release Strict Joy. He has also toured with Colm Mac Con Iomaire in support of the record The Hare’s Corner and with Marketa Irglova in support of her solo record Anar and Muna.

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MIRRORLANDS
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

MIRRORLANDS

Mirrorlands explores the intersection of contemporary Persian music and other musical forms... Its members include Jacqueline Ultan on cello, Tim O'Keefe on percussion, oud, and duduk, Saeed Hashemi on Setar, and Aida Shahghasemi as a vocalist. They will be presenting some pieces at The Resonance Box by some contemporary Persian composers alongside a few of their own compositions.

Original visual piece created by David Bartley will be projected behind the musicians as they play. 

 

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Thinking Voices: Sounding and Re-Sounding Creativity - with Wilma Koutstaal
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Thinking Voices: Sounding and Re-Sounding Creativity - with Wilma Koutstaal

Another one of University of Minnesota's very own celebrated scholars, Wilma Koutstaal, has been studying the mind and will be here at The Resonance Box to share some of her findings with us. 

What are the roles of the spoken (or heard) voice in the creative process?  How could a better understanding of our internal and external "thinking voices" deepen our attunement to promising possibilities for innovative turns of thought and action?  Wilma will invite us to take up these questions by exploring research findings from design science, and the cognitive and brain sciences. 

We will focus on three topics:  the technique of reflective verbalization, the puzzle of the agency of thought (just whose voice is that, really?), and how we can draw on sounding and re-sounding in our making-finding creative processes.

 

Space is limited so please get your tickets early. Many thanks.

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Impetus
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Impetus

Listen to the music as it happens. 

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Improvisations by:

Jacqueline Ultan - Cello

Chris Cunningham - Guitar

JT Bates - Drums

This improvisational performance will be the kick off for Jacqueline Ultan's month long exhibit called Conversations with Nature, an audio-video projection that will live at The Resonance Box for the month of March. The video will be presented twice for the half hour prior to the live musical performance. Original visual piece created by David Bartley will be projected behind the musicians as they play. 

 

 

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EXHIBIT: Conversations with Nature - Jacqueline Ultan
Mar
8
to Mar 31

EXHIBIT: Conversations with Nature - Jacqueline Ultan

$10 at the door. Please call in advance to set up a listening/viewing time. Thank you kindly.

Conversations with nature: A musical dialogue inspired by the visual and acoustic dynamics of the South Dakota Badlands. 

 

The video captures cellist Jacqueline Ultan's spontaneous improvisations created in and inspired by the dramatic landscape of the South Dakota Badlands. These in-the-moment compositions represent an immediate response and relationship between the artist and the environment, reinforcing the need to remain connected to our sensuous world as we evolve in an increasingly technology-based culture.  

 

This exhibit is a pre-recorded audio & video piece that will be projected in the gallery for the duration of the month of March. There is no official opening for it, however, there will be a closing event with the involved artists presenting a live musical performance accompanied by a new visual piece projected behind them as they play. This is the "Starfolk" event on March 31st. Tickets for that event are sold separately, on its own page. The "opening" will be with Jacqueline's trio, Impetus, on March 10th. This event also has its own separate page and ticket sales. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

        

 

 

 

Cellist Jacqueline Ultan is a singularly creative artist with a distinctive voice as a performer, composer and improvisor, whose versatility is reflected in the diversity of her numerous and varied collaborations. Jacqueline’s underlying artistic vision is rooted in a passionate determination to remain connected to our sensuous world, which inspire her to place herself in unexpected musical contexts that challenge the traditional role of the cello. Jacqueline has recorded and performed with renowned theater, dance, pop, rock, and new music artists including Dan Wilson, The Jayhawks, Polica, Kill the Vultures, Alan Kingdom, R. Carlos Nakai; Huun Huur Tu and numerous others. Jacqueline is the recipient of several awards including a 2017 MacPhail Artist Grant; a 2015 MacPhail Commissioning Grant; a 2015 MRAC Next Step Fund Grant; a 2014 McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship; a 2013 MN. State Arts Board Arts Grant; a 2011 416 Club Commissions Grant (funded by the Jerome Foundation) and a Subito Grant from the American Composer's Forum. Jacqueline is also a dedicated teacher, serving on the faculty of the Macphail Center for Music and Minneapolis’ Community and Technical College. Jacqueline holds a Master's Degree in performance from Yale University.

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MSP Audio Geeks
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

MSP Audio Geeks

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Monthly meeting of this interesting and diverse group is to be held at our very own space, The Resonance Box. Open to all and a warm welcome extended.

The MSP Audio Geeks group started in March 2010, instigated by Carly Zuckweiler. They exist to foster community, learn from each other, share knowledge and insights, and geek out about a subject we hold dear. They meet in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN area once a month to discuss all things audio. The group is comprised of over 150 individuals ranging from audio professionals to students to audio enthusiasts. Come to a monthly meetup and geek out!

Check them out!

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Lit Perspectives One: Here and Gone
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Lit Perspectives One: Here and Gone

$5 online, $10 at the door

Cracked Walnut presents an experimental experience of music, poetry, and visual art on a theme. Four writers will share a piece as they walk in the front door, across the long room, and out the back while a painting inspired by the poems develops in the background. A musical interlude will introduce a new poet every 15 minutes before time to enjoy cookies, tea, and conversation about the poetry with the crowd between performances.

Check out Cracked Walnut here.

featuring:

Guante

Tish Jones

Tony the Scribe

SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE

 

Music and live art by SEE MORE and KAT

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PSYCHOACOUSTICS with Andrew Oxenham
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

PSYCHOACOUSTICS with Andrew Oxenham

Sound connects us: The world of biological and bionic hearing

Andrew Oxenham, Professor of Psychology and Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota, will talk about how we make sense of the acoustic world around us, how we hear speech and music, and how new technology is helping people with hearing loss.


 

Our state has for long been blessed with tremendous minds and fantastic achievements. From companies such as Medtronics to artists such as Bob Dylan, we have been home to great minds and humble yet life changing achievements. Andrew Oxenham, one of University of Minnesota's very own scholars is one of the leading minds in the field of psychoacoustics. His lab spans most of the 6th floor of Elliot hall, U of M's psychology department and with his team, he works with numerous topics from how individuals with hearing aids experience sound to pitch perception and our brains interaction with music. 

Join us for a special night with Andrew as we launch our lecture series. 

Andrew Oxenham received his BMus in Music and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey and spent a year at West German Broadcasting (WDR) in Cologne before embarking on a career in auditory research. He obtained his PhD in 1995 from the University of Cambridge and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Perception Research (IPO) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, before moving to Boston in 1997. After 2 years at Northeastern University and 6 years at MIT, he came to the University of Minnesota, where he is currently a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Otolaryngology.

He is the author of over 140 papers and book chapters. In 2001 he was the recipient of the Acoustical Society of America's R. Bruce Linday Award, in 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, in 2009 he received the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2013 he was appointed a Distinguished McKnight University Professor. He has served as associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and the Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, and as Chair of the ASA's Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, and of the National Institutes of Health Communication Disorders Review Committee (CDRC). He is currently Editor in Chief of the journal Trends in Hearing.

Space is limited. Please get your tickets early. Thank you.

 

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Jan
10
to Jan 30

EXHIBIT: Dawn Chorus - pre-scheduled hearing sessions

We had a fantastic opening with Gordon Hempton in our space on the 9th. You can still experience Dawn Chorus in surround sound at The Resonance Box through the end of January. We highly recommend you call at least a day in advance to ensure a reservation. With one person running the space for now, we simply can't be here all day and we would appreciate an early notice so we don't miss you.

call to schedule at 651.955.8672

Cover charge is $20.

 

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DAWN CHORUS - with Gordon Hempton
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

DAWN CHORUS - with Gordon Hempton

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Join in for Resonance Box's grand opening with nothing less than an absolutely magical evening with the world renowned acoustic ecologist, Gordon Hempton and his treasured work, the DAWN CHORUS. Experience the rising of the sun from one side of planet earth to the other as the soundscapes shift around you.

Opening night with Gordon Hempton - Tuesday, January 9, 7 pm

Reception - Thursday, January 11, 7 pm

 

Sound Ecologist & Silence Activist

Concerned with the dwindling number of spaces on earth where total silence still lives, Gordon Hempton has dedicated more than 35 years of his life to the study and archiving of the sounds in our world. His work raises much needed awareness to how we listen, not just to one another, but more so to our surroundings, and the nature that we have mostly removed ourselves from. His work poetically opens our ears to the sounds that have guided the survival of our species, our intricate relationship with birds, and what we hear if we listen without any filters. 

Gordon Hempton has received recognition from the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rolex Awards for Enterprise. He studied botany and plant pathology at the University of Wisconsin. His sound portraits, which record quickly vanishing natural soundscapes, have been featured in People magazine and a national PBS television documentary, Vanishing Dawn Chorus, which earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement. Hempton is subject of a feature film, Soundtracker, and co-author of One Square Inch of Silence: One Man's Quest to Preserve Quiet, (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2010). He is Founder and Vice President of One Square Inch of Silence Foundation and Quiet Planet. Hempton has now circled the globe three times in pursuit of nature's music and produced more than 60 albums available on iTunes. He lectures widely on the importance of listening. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington. 

 

GLOBAL SUNRISE at The Resonance Box

Produced after nearly four decades of recording sunrise around the world, Gordon Hempton, The Sound Tracker, attempts his greatest masterpiece.  We hear the rising sun sweep across the face of six continents.  This global dawn chorus is a never ending wave of birdsong,  evolving over time with the evolution of life itself.  It is Gordon’s hope that this acoustic equivalent of NASA’s photo of Earth, will awaken our inherent reverence for life, all lives, not just human, and promote the need to protect places on Earth from noise pollution, so that we can continue to listen to what the Earth is telling us.  And the Earth is speaking, if we would only listen.

 

 

 

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Y A L D A - A Single Minute
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Y A L D A - A Single Minute

We are celebrating the Persian tradition of gathering on the longest night of the year at The Resonance Box. Its a bit of a last minute decision to share this with you, but we had to create a piece for the Iranian Students Associations of Carnegie Melon University and University of Pittsburgh and we thought it would be a waste to not share it in our own current home town. 

The event will be presented fully in Farsi. A story by Forough Keshavarz will be read and in between, there will be songs that are most likely quite familiar to you if you grew up in Iran for any portion of your life. We will have pomegranates dusted with Golpar. 

We won't keep you for long. You will make us truly happy by coming.

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Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

2 0 1 7 Holiday Dinner (fully booked)

As part of our holiday soft opening, we want to do our first seasonal fund raiser dinner. This even will for our first 12 lucky individuals to register. You will be invited to a three coarse, sit down Persian meal, meticulously made by Aida Shahghasemi, founder of The Resonance Box, paired with wine with our very own sommelier, Paul Cimmerer, while you mingle with others interested in exploring the rich Persian cuisine and listening to The Resonance Box's dinner playlist from Iran. 

This will be a high-end meal, cooked at Aida's home and catered to the space. We ask that you register and while paying for your seat, know that these are seasonal fundraiser meals and if you love The Resonance Box and what it does, feel free to contribute more.

 

Space is very limited for these evenings. Please register early. Many thanks.  

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Carols and Cocoa
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Carols and Cocoa

This is our little invitation for you to join us for the holidays. We won't be officially open till January 2018, but we want to share our space with you. There will be hand-made gifts made available through a pop-up shop, K O O H self-care products for your loved ones, and oh ... carol singers. yes. Hot cocoa will be there to keep your hands warm.

 

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