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Downtown Soundscapes

May 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A one-day downtown San José concert and interactive sound installation that engages with the soundscapes of the city as music, in collaboration with the Music Technology and Composition programs at SJSU. Throughout the duration of the event, performances by students and faculty from SJSU’s School of Music and Dance will feature live instrument performances and environmental sound installations inspired by and designed for downtown San José’s acoustic ecology.

Throughout the event, participants are invited to sonically explore various streets within its perimeter, including the VTA stop adjacent to this Paseo. More broadly, the goal of the project is to increase awareness of the impact good or poor sound environments can have in a city and its neighborhoods.

Directed by Christopher Luna-Mega. Supported by the City of San Jose with an Abierto Placemaking Grant (2022-2023).

Sound Installation: Students of Electroacoustic Music II, directed by Christopher Luna-Mega
Performers: Brian Ciach, live electronics; Ray Furuta, flute; Michael Hernandez, saxophone; Thomas Langan, double bass


May 22
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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