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Soundwave ((7)) Biennial: Chromatic Conversations

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Jeff Cravath promo image for Chromatic Conversations as part of Mediate Soundwave ((7)) Biennial: Architecture at the de Young museum

Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden

At sunset, Jeff Cravath presents Chromatic Conversations / Scoring the Environment beginning with a solo semi-improvisational set using tone-chimes and manipulated field recordings collected from the Sonoran Desert within James Turrell’s Three Gems acoustic Dome. Upon entrance to the dome participants trade the use of their voice for one soft-striking bell. Each of the 24 bells or “Tone-Chimes” make up two octaves of twelve semitones. Participants are invited to “chime in” to the dome’s projected color narrative based on the tone they have received. This opens a space for the participants and audience to explore and experience abstract dialogue stripped down to single tones that play out in an allegoric sonic story guided by the changing chroma of the environment.

Jeffrey Cravath was Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1987. Cravath works predominately in Video and Sound, concentrating on themes that explore the human body as a tool in non-ordinary dialogue, authentic movement, and ecstatic group ritual. He has completed one year intensive study programs at the Sedona Film School (2006), The Tamalpa Institute (2013), and The Arizona School of Integral Studies (2015). Jeffrey graduated Pima College with an AA in Fine Arts and is currently finishing a BFA at The University of Arizona with plans to attend Portland’s PNCA for his MFA program.

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