YELLO! We are super pleased as punch to pull out all the punches and offer these three grants to artists who will install works at our festival this June. This grant-making exercise was a first for MEGAPOLIS and def will not be the last. We hope you (lotsoppl) come to experience these works in action because it is your destiny (that our festival is your destination).
Shanna Sordahl is an Oakland-based sound artist, composer, and performer who is an alum of the Electronic Music and Recording Media MFA program at Mills College. She will be creating an interactive environment of light and sound based on the festival concept of the frontier.
Pat Mesiti-Miller is a producer and sound designer for NPR’s Snap Judgment. He will build an installation around an audio story of one man’s mental and spiritual journey in and out of the California prison system.
Julie Herndon is a Bay Area composer and performer working with internal/external space, improvisation, text, graphics, and electronics, and Dan Gottwald is a sculptor, instrument builder, and composer. Together they will install a musical intervention that will draw pedestrians into an unused public space in Oakland.
HOOraY for them and for us all!