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Singing Rounds with Studio Resident Alex Wand

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Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean

1450 Ocean Ave

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Experience the joy of group singing! In this session, we will sing rounds with some guitar accompaniment; round singing is a musical form where one group starts off with a melody and the next group starts with the same melody a bit later and so on. The result is a harmonious canon of voices in perpetual motion. This repeating workshop is meant for non-musicians and musicians alike; all are welcome!

Alex Wand is a Grammy Award-winning musician and composer based in Los Angeles. He performs as a solo artist and with the groups Desert Magic and The Partch Ensemble. He often collaborates with filmmakers, dancers, and coders, to create music scores that involve his interests in just intonation, sonification, folk music, and sound art. Originally from Detroit, he studied music composition at the University of Michigan and at CalArts with composers Bright Sheng, Michael Fink, Ulrich Krieger, and Wolfgang von Schweinitz. alexwand.com

For his Camera Obscura residency project, he is exploring the sonification of kinetic information from ocean waves and translating the visual data available from the Camera Obscura mechanism into music. Both activities are part of his continuing study of the range of sounds that can be drawn from the environment. He's working onsite at the Camera Obscura 4/20 to 7/17/19. Q&A here.

Camera Obscura Art Lab is a program of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs #ArtSaMo


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Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway. By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. Parking is $6 or less for 3 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), and $5 on weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking. Buses: visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information. Bike share lockup just south of us in the park; for personal bikes remember to bring a strong lock.

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A program of City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs: Santa Monica Cultural Affairs (SMCA) supports the arts and the artists of one of the world's most exciting coastal destinations. SMCA produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination. This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists, an array of artist residencies and festival and workshop programs. santamonica.gov/arts #ArtSaMo

Camera Obscura Art Lab offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers! Weekly hangouts with artists through our ongoing studio residency program as well as workshops and one-off experiences bring insight into a variety of artistic work. Our community practice space offers room for you to develop your own creativity and learn from others. It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, where our mid-century building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. Visit santamonica.gov/camera or check our current list of events.

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