STREAM ROOM is a collaborative multi-channel musique concrete sound installation.

Hundreds of micro-compositions produced by dozens of international sound artists and musicians are randomly sequenced and broadcast via wi-fi to handmade streaming units. Each collected composition is designed to be played simultaneously as an immersive sound installation.

The result is a cacophonous, randomized bombast of disparate experimental compositions, playing over and against each other, an aural metaphor of the chaotic and over-stimulating nature of the internet itself. The discord of battling sound sources and quickly transitioned content creates a type of meditative experience. Rather than aiming to reach transcendence through minimalism, senses are bombarded and inundated in a type of maximalism. The dissonant nature of the installation draws allusions to the overwhelming qualities of the internet, social media and the information age.

Stream Room serves as an appraisal of this condition, an errant signal celebrated, a space for enthralled annihilation.

Current Participating Artists:

Zaron Mizmeras
Amir Coyle
Andrew Cosentino
Big Drum in the Sky Religion
City Dragon
Cody Brant
Emmanuel Gattuso
George Christian
Idol Eyes
Jared C. Balogh
Julien Beau
Justin Marc Lloyd
Marcello Magliocchi
Matthias Boss
New Fast
Nihilist Fisherman
Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt
Sonia DeSaint Juste
Spectacle Arrangement
Stephen Emmerson
Talk Midway
The Lost and Found Sound
Their Teeth to Points
Tomas Tello
Wartime Tapestry

On View

Oct 11 – Nov 2, 2014
4518 NE 32nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211