L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA
Laetitia Sonami; Real Vocal String Quartet
Gallery B; Galleries also open for viewing
Programmed by Sarah Cahill
Composer, performer, and sound installation artist Laetitia Sonami was born in France and settled in the United States in 1975 to pursue her interest in electronic music. Her sound installations combine audio and kinetic elements, and for this evening she will use cardboard tubes discovered at a construction site. The New York Times described her as “a human antenna searching the air for sounds, like a dancer focused on her hands, or like a deity summoning earth-shaking rumbles with a brusque gesture.” Also on the bill is the Real Vocal String Quartet, whose members sing and play simultaneously. Formed by violinist Irene Sazer (known for her work with the Turtle Island String Quartet), and featuring violinist Alisa Rose, violinist/violist Dina Maccabee, and cellist Jessica Ivry, the Real Vocal String Quartet’s diverse music has been featured on NPR and called “beautiful, haunting, mesmerizing and foot-stomping fun” by KQED Arts.
Preceded at 6 p.m. by one of our favorite DJs spinning in the lobby, where wine and beer will be available for purchase.
L@TE is made possible in part by Bank of America, the Tin Man Fund, and the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees. Special thanks to our media sponsors, East Bay Express and San Francisco Bay Guardian.
General admission to the BAM galleries is just $5 after 5 p.m. Show your ticket for a same-day PFA screening or gallery visit and get in free. Admission is always free for BAM/PFA members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.