March 17th - Seattle, WA: Space Weather Listening Booth performed live in its entirety at Hollow Earth Radio as part of the Magma Festival. The show starts at 8pm, and will also be broadcast live on hollowearthradio.org.
March 21st - Portland, OR: Space Weather Listening Booth performed live in its entirety. The show starts at 8pm, and is at a private residence. Email for location.
Space Weather Listening Booth is an immersive acoustic and electronic performance piece based on the aurora borealis, by Seattle composers Nat Evans and John Teske. Listeners hear the collision of the different space weather events that cause the aurora borealis, realized through an electronic track in surround sound and live performers encircling the audience. Premiered as a sound installation with miniature private performances at Seattle's ONN/OF Festival, Space Weather Listening Booth has since been adapted for live performance.
Teske and Evans used geomagnetic data, information about solar wind and other phenomenon, and interpreted this data through a series of sounds that interact and slowly change over time. Additionally, to represent the auroral band that rotates around the poles of the earth, the composers plotted a course for the sound to migrate and turn slowly around the listeners. Combined with live performers, Space Weather Listening Booth is a unique sound experience that allows one to hear and feel the movement of these great forces, and experience time and physical space through a new lens.
"One room mesmerized me: Space Weather Listening Booth." - Jen Graves, The Stranger
"...should be performed again somewhere else as soon as possible." - CityArts