Din-Din: A Sound Pop-Up

The Brick at Blue Star

December 5, 2019 7:00 pm - December 5, 2019 11:00 pm

din-din : A SOUND POP-UP

Thursday December 5, 7–11, Brick at Bluestar

din [noun]- a loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise.
din-din [noun]- a sound-based pop-up event.

din-din is a pop-up art event based in experimental music performance and sound art. din-din adopts the linguistic process of reduplication to explore how people assign meaning to sound. Featured artists include Justin Boyd, Brandon Bulls, Juan Flores, Verena Gaudy and Martin Rodriguez, Mark Gurrola, Pamela Martinez, Veronica Anne Salinas, Meredith Shuman, and Jacob Bissell

Join us for a one-night only exhibition featuring sonic installations and performances.

Artist Bios:

Jacob Bissell
Bio: Jacob Bissell (b. 1997) is from San Antonio, Texas. Jacob works with sound as a composer, performer, interpreter and avid listener. His work is concerned with blurring the lines between gallery art, music, and therapeutic practices, providing an empathetic lens for which to view intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. In addition to his studio practice, Jacob serves as a music therapist in the greater San Antonio community.

Justin Boyd
Bio: Justin Boyd (1974) lives and works in San Antonio, TX. He graduated with his MFA from The California Institute for the Arts in 2003. As an artist whose work explores landscapes using sound, image and objects he has had the privilege of being included in many group shows, solo exhibitions and performances.
He is the Chair of the Sculpture and Integrated Media Department at the Southwest School of Art and continues his long-standing radio show each week on KRTU 91.7 FM.

Brandon Bulls
Bio: Brandon is a sound, music, and theatre artist. Inspired by multimedia art and interdisciplinary forms, Brandon works as a sound designer, composer, and performer. Brandon performed with Theatre Nohgaku for the world premiere of the new American Noh, Gettysburg, by David Crandall & Elizabeth Dowd in Virginia last year, and will be joining the company once more for their run of the show in Pennsylvania from September 11th-21st. Brandon is a singer in the Houston Symphony Chorus for the 2019-2020 season.

Juan Flores
Bio: Juan Flores is a multimedia artist born in Del Rio, TX, and raised in San
Antonio. He earned his BA in Art from Connecticut College with a certificate from the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. He received the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Fellowship to fund a year in Mexico City to work on and research Sound Art and Experimental New Media. He works within a broad variety of new media art genres such as creative programming, generative art and sound, interactive art, and hacked electronics.

Verena Gaudy
Bios: Verena Gaudy is a contemporary ceramic artist currently residing in San Antonio. She was born in Austria in 1975 and achieved her BA (hons) ceramics at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2005.

Martín C. Rodriguez
Martín C. Rodríguez is of Spanish, African and Taíno descent. As a first generation mainland Puerto Rican, he has been creatively connecting with his heritage through performance and multidisciplinary work incorporating his indigenous past.

Mark Gurrola
Bio: Mark Frederick Thorvald Gurrola (b. 1993) is an active composer and multi-instrumentalist. He recently received a Master’s degree in Music Composition from the University of South Florida under the instruction of Dr. Baljinder Sekhon and Mr. Paul Reller, and holds a Bachelors in Music Composition from Texas Tech University under the direction of Dr. Mei-Fang Lin and Dr. Peter Fischer. Mark draws inspiration from nature and other art forms, such as literature, poetry, photography, and cats.

Pamela Martinez
Bio: Pamela Martinez is a musician in healing, immersive performer / creator, reiki master, and composer specializing in deep listening, sound baths and sonic expressions with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Martinez has performed around the world as a singer/songwriter. She has lead immersive theater projects, orchestras, string quartets, choirs, and rock bands. Her work experience forms a unique combination of skills that blend her ability to create, educate and inspire.

Veronica Anne Salinas
Bio: Veronica Anne Salinas is an artist and writer. Her practice engages improvisation, installation, field recordings, vocals, electronics, and writing with themes of Latinx identity, mysticism, Southern territories, and fairy tales. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Meredith Shuman
Bio: Meredith Shuman is a San Antonio based composer and musician specializing in interdisciplinary electronic and electroacoustic music. She explores connections between disparate, non-musical concepts using extended instrumental techniques and musical systems.